This is my new cake, entitled Turquoise Swirl Wedding Cake. It was done Christine, who was having a lovely lakeside wedding.
I consulted several of my cake friends to find out how to get the streaked, water effect on this cake. What I ended up doing was taking a stiff bristled painting brush, just like you would get at Home Depot. To make the streaks, I took scissors to the brush, and snipped away the bristles until it was a bit jagged.
For the color, I mixed Americolor Sky Blue with Teal. I poured vodka in with it too, to make a "water color". Vodka dries much faster than water, so it is usually what cake decorators use anytime they need to paint something.
I put each individual cake on my turn table, and spun it while dragging the brush on the surface.
When I was done, the color was a bit too garish. To mute it, I took a wet paper towel and wiped off the excess paint. What was left was a lovely essence of streaks, but nothing too obvious or flashy.
I made dozens of white gumpaste flowers to cascade down. Then, with a giant fluffy brush, I dusted the entire cake with White Sparkle Luster Dust. To finish it off, I piped centers in the flowers, and painted them with the White Sparkle mixed with vodka. Just lovely!