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Palette Knife Painting on Cupcakes

palette knife painting buttercream cupcakes

Oh my goodness my dear friends! I am soooo glad that you love the new Buttercream Palette Knife Painting on Cupcakes! These flower fields cupcakes are super simple, super effective and look a lot more complicated than what it is really! Believe me, you can do this! I promise.

When it comes to cake decorating, I have a rule that I share with my students all the time.

Learn the techniques and not the design!

What I mean by that is exactly that, you must learn and understand the techniques and then turn it and adapt it into your own style.

I sometimes see students who learn a design from a Cake artist and replicate that to the exact colours, time in time out. And even be inspired by an artists work and replicate the exact same design. Unfortunately, this attitude will sink you in a sea of similar cakes.

So what do you do?

You learn the techniques, take that inspiration and create something new that oozes character and shouts in all directions that it’s your signature style!

For this to materialise, you have to allow yourself time to experiment with new designs. Let your creativity run wild. Sometimes having no plan is the best plan. For artists of all kind, this is crucial, to experiment without expectations and to learn from your mistakes.

Top tips on adapting a technique:

  1. Change Colours, maybe the flowers or the sky, still using the same techniques. Paint a path in the middle of the flower field. Have a river run on the side. You get the idea.
  2. Position the techniques differently. Maybe on a big cake, a tiered one may be.
  3. Change elements, do not paint flowers at all. Instead, paint the sea, mountains.. Still using the same techniques!

I cannot wait to see what you will all create using the technique below 🙂

Did you see the video snippets from our Online School? We have two full modules on Buttercream palette knife painting where you will learn basics to advanced skills in flower painting. Click Here

Until next time 🙂

Love,

Neetha x