Im making miniture ornaments from fondant and would like to know how do I paint over it to give it a painted effect? I also need to know how do I give the fondant a glossy look once Im complete shaping the ornaments? Any help will be grately appreciated.
To make it shine I brushe the dried fondant with the tiniest amount of water.
I use a little clear Vanilla mix with food coloring. It's sticky until it dries but it gives it a good look.
I've brushed colorflow designs with corn syrup before to give them a high-gloss shine. I've never thried it on fondant but it might be worth a try.
i painted on fondant before and just used the smallest bit of water and colour paste and painted just like paper-it can get a bit sticky so be careful
I've painted on fondant a lot. I wait until the fondant is dry. Then I use food color (paste or gel or petal dusts) mixed with either lemon extract or clear alcohol(gin or vodka). This is because the alcohol will evaporate quickly. Be careful, because too much painting can cause your sugar to dissolve (and the alcohol will remove color too!).
Once done, you can cover with confectioner's glaze or I have used a corn syrup/alcohol mix (half and half) to glaze over. It takes a little time to dry, but is shiney! I did the bamboo on the oriental lady in my pics with that mixture.
To paint I use vodka w/ food color mixed in. I'll have to try the corn syrup & vodka for a glaze.