Thursday, September 16, 2010

Color Flow Airplanes

Recipe from Wilton

The first picture below is the baby bedding I was making the airplane cupcake toppers to match.
1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon water
4 cups confectioner's sugar sifted
2 tbsp color flow mix

With electric mixer, using grease-free utensils, blend all ingredients on low speed for 5 minutes.
If using hand mixer, use high speed. Color flow icing "crusts" quickly, so keep bowl covered with a damp cloth while using. Stir in desired icing color.

In order to fill an outlined area, the recipe above must be thinned with 1/2 teaspoon of water per 1/4 cup of icing (just a few drops at a time as you near proper consistency). Use grease-free spoon or spatula to stir slowly. Color flow is ready for filling in outlines when a small amount dropped into the mixture takes a count of ten to disappear.

Tape pattern and waxed paper overlay to your work surface. Waxed paper must be free of wrinkles.

Outline pattern with full-strength Color Flow Icing and tip 2.

Let outline dry a few minutes until it crusts. When filling in an area with a different color from outline, let dry 2 hrs.

To fill in an outline, soften icing by adding water to 1/4 cup icing, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. As you near proper consistency, add just a few drops of water at a time.

Begin filling in outline along the edges first by gently squeezing and letting the icing flow up to the outline almost by itself. Work quickly, filling in pattern from the outside edges in and from top to bottom. I find it easiest to use a toothpick to guide the color flow into corners & around the edges.

Wilton says the color flow has to dry at least 24 hours. I let it dry 48 hours before I attempted removing the designs from the wax paper.

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