How to Airbrush a Spooky Sunset Sky


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This spooky sky looks more complicated to do than it is, and will certainly impress your Halloween guests!

This spooky sky looks more complicated to do than it is, and will certainly impress your Halloween guests!

You will need:

Edibles:

Equipment:

  • one 15cm (6in) x 10cm (4in) deep round cake or dummy
  • 25cm (10in) round cake board
  • 1.5kg sugarpaste: white
  • 250g modelling paste: black (Saracino)
  • airbrush colours: black, orange, purple (Kroma)
  • edible paint: black
  • rolling pin
  • sharp knife/scalpel
  • craft matt
  • paintbrush (fine, I have used 01 here)
  • airbrush
  • ribbon for the board (I used black here)
  • double sided tape

1

Cover dummy and board with white sugarpaste. I stuck the dummy to the board first with a glue gun but for a real cake, you would use buttercream or ganache. As the ribbon is black it can be added at the outset, for any other colour ribbon, leave as a finishing touch.

2

Using your airbrush, paint your cake and board very lightly with orange. Try and make it darker at the top.

3

Using some paper, cut out some mountain like curves and secure to your cake with a little ball of sugarpaste.

4

Using your airbrush, paint along the line where paper meets the cake, making it darker on the bottom and fading out as it goes upwards towards the sky.

5

Roll out black sugarpaste and using the paper as a guide, cut out the mountains in black and stick on overlapping to give an effect of distance. After this spray the cake board black.

6

For the final touch, the trees on the side of the cake are painted on. Using a very thin brush (I used 01) and some edible black paint. Practice on paper first.

7

Once you are happy with how your trees are looking, you can paint directly on the cake. Slowly build them up and scatter them over the hills.