I Cant Color My Fondant Bows Correctly

Decorating By kika Updated 15 Sep 2004 , 1:00pm by Zabrip

kika Posted 6 Aug 2004 , 6:35pm
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i finally got my bows to stay, now when i tried painting them with luster dust silver, and a few drops of clear vanilla extract the color turned out pretty ugly, is there anything i can do to get them a dark silver or any other product i can use, i want the color to be like the color on the bow on this website, please help!!!! thank you kika

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Ladycake Posted 6 Aug 2004 , 7:53pm
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I dont know how your doing this but this is what I do and it seems to work for me...

I got a shot glass and I put some Vodka in it and then I dip my brush in to the glass and then on a paper plate I have dumped out a bit of the dust and then I take the brush and go to the plate and work from there with it .. I know you said that your using Vanilla that should be fine in place of the Vodka.. I just know that Vodka drys quicker...

kika Posted 7 Aug 2004 , 2:58am
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well i do the same thing but i would like to get a darker color, the luster dust doesnt seem to give a very dark color, im using silver, is there some sort of metallic or shiny silver i can buy that will resemble the color of the fondant bow on this website? thank you ladycakes
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Jackie Posted 7 Aug 2004 , 3:07am
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You could try adding just the tiniest amount of black to your alcohol, or vanila. I'm talking pin head tiny icon_smile.gif That would darken it up for you with out turning it too dark. Experiment with a little bit at a time. To get just the right shade you are looking for.

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kika Posted 7 Aug 2004 , 3:10am
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thank you i will try that, but by adding black you mean black icing color right? thanks kika

Jackie Posted 7 Aug 2004 , 3:14am
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Originally Posted by kika

thank you i will try that, but by adding black you mean black icing color right? thanks kika

Yes, Any black food coloring.

kika Posted 7 Aug 2004 , 3:18am
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thank you and ladycakes for your help, kika

Ladycake Posted 7 Aug 2004 , 3:45am
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Please let me know how that worked out for ya I have never heard of the adding of the black food coloring to the liquid to make it a darker item..

Cakebaker57 Posted 14 Sep 2004 , 1:31pm
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You might try the gold and silver ready mixed colors that Nick Lodge sells on his site. (I would sell the bows as a non-edible decoration in the first place just to be safe no matter how safe the metallics say they are, FYI)

Zabrip Posted 15 Sep 2004 , 1:00pm
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When I want a dark silver color like that I first color my fondant and then accent it with the luster dust once my pieces are cut. I dont use just the luster dust to color it.

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