How to spray paint a cake

In this guide, I will teach you the method to spray paint a cake with easy to understanding guide which will help you in getting satisfactory results.

When it comes to cake decorating, spray painting is an art that is quite fun and new. You would probably be surprised by the variety of cupcake recipes you can find online.

spray painting cake surface

If you really want to make your cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and all sweets look beautiful, then spray painting is one thing you should learn.

Though it is not as easy as it looks, it is still doable. Here are some things you should know.

Tools you need to do the job

In addition to the spray paint itself, you will need to gather the following materials:

  • A cake to be painted
  • A paint brush
  • A sharp knife
  • A plate to hold the cake
  • A drop cloth to place under the cake
  • A stand to raise the cake above the ground
  • Any decorations that you want to attach to the cake, such as candles or figurines
  • An adhesive that will hold the decorations onto the cake (E6000 is a good choice)

 Take a look at the list, and see if you have everything that you need. Now, it’s time to get started.

Method to spray paint a cake

If the cake is too fresh the fresh air will cause it to break apart.  You will want to take your stencil and place it on top of your cake.

Next, you are going to make your stencil.  You can make one out of paper or cardboard and then you can use tape to attach it to the cake.

You will want to make sure that you put something inside the stencil that is heavy enough to keep the stencil from moving.

After you have your stencil in place on the cake you can start spraying.  You will want to make sure you spray a light even coat.

If you spray too much at one time it can cause the paint to seep under the stencil.  You will want to wait until the paint is dry before moving the stencil.

You will want to make sure that you spray with the stencil on the cake so the paint does not seep under the stencil.

You will want to start in the middle and work your way out so that the paint does not drip.  This will make a mess.

How to Spray edible gold dust on cake

Firstly, let me make it clear that edible gold dust is edible. Yes, that’s right. Edible gold dust is edible. It’s as safe to swallow as frosting.

However, there are some caveats you need to be aware of before deciding to spray edible gold dust on a cake.

Spraying edible gold dust on a cake is a very simple procedure.  It is quite difficult to do it manually so make sure you have a professional cake sprayer.

Now take your edible gold dust into a bowl and mix it with the water.  Do not make it a thick paste but rather a watery mixture.

Fill the cake sprayer with the mixture and spray on the cake. You can also apply some edible gold dust with a paintbrush.

If you want to apply edible gold dust on your cupcakes then spray a cooling spray on them or use a brush.

The spray-painted cake trend is endless; Since Valentine’s Day comes around once a year, the unique heart shape can be used to represent love and affection on February 14th.

Furthermore, at Christmastime, you may have seen decorated pine trees adorning someone’s home.

But why not take it one step further by creating your own Christmas tree-shaped cake? Or if it is Halloween instead you are celebrating.

How about spraying some chocolate cake with white frosting to create a truly terrifying sight?

How do you use color mist spray on cakes?

Spraying color mist on cakes is kind of tricky. You can use a spray can, a paint sprayer, or a fabric sprayer to do this.

You can use a metal grass straw to spray through, or a straw made of plastic. I like to spray color mist on cakes with a fabric sprayer.

It sprays a lot of paint with one squeeze of the handle.  A metal straw is better than a plastic straw because it doesn’t bend when you spray through it.

spray painting cake

Can I use a regular airbrush for cake decorating?

Absolutely! Airbrushes are great for cake decorating in all shapes and sizes. As a matter of fact, many professional cake decorators use airbrushes for their designs.

In most cake decorating projects, you want the color to be applied smoothly and evenly. Airbrushes are perfect for this task.

They can also be used to create designs that would be much more difficult to execute using other cake decorating methods.

Airbrushes can be used to create custom cakes or to add that special touch to a cake you already have. You will have to practice with an airbrush a little, but after you get the hang of it, you will be a pro.

How do you airbrush a cake?

Airbrushing a cake is pretty simple, but it does involve a certain amount of precision.  To begin, you need to have a thin layer of icing on the cake.

This will help prevent the airbrush from blowing away.  You can use a leveler or a spatula to apply the icing, but do make sure that you spread it evenly.

You don’t want it to look like the ground you walk on after an earthquake.  Next, you will need to have an airbrush set up.

If you’re just starting out, you can use cans of compressed air.  

These are used to clean computers and other electronics, and you can also buy them at any hardware store.  If you want to get a little more serious, you can buy an air compressor.

You can use thinners to clean the paint out of airbrushes, too.  Lastly, you will need to get your icing colors.

You can purchase these at some craft stores, but you can also make your own with food coloring and a little corn syrup.

Corn syrup is kind of like honey but without the taste.  The corn syrup will make the colors a little thicker and stick to the cake batter.

FAQ’s

You can spray paint a cake using an airbrush machine. The airbrush machine gives a lightweight and thin coat of paint, so even if you do it without an airbrush machine, you will see the result. The only thing you have to do is brush the cake with egg whites to make the cake wet and then paint it with some oil-based paint or acrylic.

The spray paint is the way to go if you are looking for a sleek or glossy look on your cake stand.  Spray paint will not chip or peel like it would with a faux finish paint. One thing to use for this process is a coffee filter and a rubber band to hold it in place.  Spray paint the stand and allow to dry completely.  Use a fine grained sandpaper to smooth out any high points or to buff out any imperfections in the finish.  Then, you can use a faux finish paint and paint the edges of the stand to give it a professional-type appearance.

Yes, it is safe to spray paint a cake stand. The whole purpose of the cake stand is to make the cake look good. You can put the cake stand in water after it is sprayed with a water-based paint for about 30 minutes to get the paint completely soaked. This will make the paint dry faster and avoid the cake stand from being damaged.

We can spray things like cake frosting, buttercream icing, or chocolate ganache onto cakes. The process is called “aerosol butter creaming” and it’s very popular in the sweet shops and bakeries today. The things to consider when using this technique are temperature, humidity and time.

Yes, spray paint can be eaten, though not with the intention of being eaten. Most spray paints are made of non-toxic ingredients, but they are definitely not edible. They are very deadly if swallowed or inhaled. It can cause injury or even death. Sticking to the safety guidelines must be followed.

Summar on How to spray paint a cake

Here is the complete guide to spray painting a cake with the best results after completing it. Comment down if you find any issues or confusion during the painting process.

Just let me know the problem and it will be solved as quickly as possible. If professionals know some tips then they should also comment so that our newbie painters can get help with those tips.

It is recommended to follow each step explained in this guide because it is from my experience which is pretty much that it can be considered.

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