Making Your Own Rainbow Cakes
Making your own rainbow cakes isn’t as hard as you might think and once you start it’s pretty hard to stop, you can create the colour blends you want and it’s satisfying seeing the amount of cakes you can get from just a few solid colours. It’s a good way to use up any spare paint and if you haven’t got any empty containers just use lids.
Here’s a quick guide;
Before ordering your colours think about what faces you paint the most and what would be useful combos.
Consider the consistency of the paints and how suitable they are to work together in a cake. It might be better to keep to the same brands.
Mixing shimmer or pearl paints with matt gives a nice effect but the pearls tend to be creamier and may not last as long.
Once your paints arrive the fun begins! Cut them into strips (making sure you don’t cross contaminate the colours) and arrange in the order you want. I squeeze and squoosh mine into their containers but you may prefer to be more precise.
Keep a note of what paints you used so you can re-order and top up your rainbow cake when needed.
Consider sharing the cost of buying your solid colours with a fellow face painter, you’ll make lots of cakes with similar colours so it’s good to share them, use them in workshops or sell them in kits to students.
Good tips are to use the strongest colours you can for the dark colours (good old Global dark blue is perfect) and strong whites for the contrasting light – DFX white works well. If you’re stuck for ideas you can’t go wrong with bright TAG neons, pink is always a firm favourite. Some cakes will be a success and some will be disasters, it doesn’t matter, it’s all good learning and they will look lovely in your case.
If you find this easy why not try making your own one strokes? It is way more fiddly and you do have to keep the paints level but once you get the hang of it you’ll be away. A one stroke with global red and dfx white makes the best roses, a black and white one-stroke is great for dogs and skulls and dark green and white works for leaves and dinosaurs. Try and keep the dark colour to a minimum though or it will dominate and you’ll lose the contrast.
Face Painting By Joni