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Coolest Paint Can Birthday Cake 4

by Loretta
(Salinas, California)

Homemade Paint Can Birthday Cake

Homemade Paint Can Birthday Cake

Homemade Paint Can Birthday Cake
Homemade Paint Can Birthday Cake
Homemade Paint Can Birthday Cake

This paint can birthday cake is a good cake for a painter. I did this cake for my brother. It's not that hard to do.

I baked (4) 9x2" cakes, filled in-between each cake and staked them (see below important note), then crumb coated the out-side. The out side is done with fondant. I used a combination of red and white. I used a piece of craft food paper or you can use wax paper to trace any design you may want to add. I traced the name of my brother's company then cut it out and laid it on a piece of sugar paper (purchased from Micheal's Craft Store: Wilton Bran).

I used white for the name. For happy birthday I also used the alphabet sugar sheets from Micheal's Craft Store. The paint brush on the top of can is made with Rice Crispies. I formed it like you would clay the handle and brush. I then dipped the brush part in melted red fondant (you can melt fondant in the microwave), just don't over melt or the fondant can get hard.

For the roller brush I used a real roller, removed the brush part and formed Rice Crispy Treats on it and covered it with fondant and then used the end of a small clean craft paint brush (smaller then the size of a pencil eraser) and put indents all around the fondant part of the roller to give it a more real look. You could also add some melted fondant in your color and put this on the roller for a used look. Adding details will give you a more real look.

I added some paint drops to the top of the can with red fondant to look like drips. For the top of the paint can I used red fondant. I made a long rope and put this around the out-side top of the lid. I then used a fondant tool (like a butter knife) and made a line on the inside of the rope at the top of the can to make it look like the lid opening. I used a real can as a reference, or you can take a picture of a paint can you like. You can also use a smaller size cake pan for the cake.

Important Note: make sure you insert a long wood or paper dowel all through the cake for support (you can also get these at Micheal's in the cake aisle). Also put a cake circle in between the 2nd a 3rd layer for support (I always put a small hole in the middle for the dowel that will go through the cake.

Good Luck! and be creative.

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