Airbrushed Radar Map

Step-by-step guide to creating a Chicagoland weather map with frosting and an airbrush machine:

1. Cover cake board with fondant and frost the cake with buttercream.

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2. Put plastic wrap around the cake board so you don’t spray it with the airbrush machine! 🙂

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3. Start drawing those counties! Yikes, there are a lot of counties in Illinois!

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4. Add a black border to tie it all together. Add a black fondant Lake Michigan.

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5. Using metal cookie-cutters, cut the black letters out of fondant. Begin to pipe snowflakes.

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