Need Help W/ Leopard Print

Decorating By luv2cake Updated 29 Jul 2008 , 7:30pm by suchie6

luv2cake Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:02pm
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I have been asked to do a leopard print cake for a lady at my doctor's office. Instead of the black and brown colors though, she wants the print to be done in light and hot pinks.

I am assuming that I will need to hand paint the spots onto fondant. Is that true? Can I somehow do this print on buttercream??

How do I paint them on? Do I dilute my pink gel colors or use them straight out of the bottle?

Never painted on fondant, so any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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luv2cake Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 4:34pm
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Anyone know how to paint on fondant??

toodlesjupiter Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:57pm
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Dilute with vodka or other clear alcohol/extract. it helps it to dry faster so your fondant doesn't get all sticky.

millermom Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:37pm
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Here's another thread about painting on fondant. Hope it helps.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/painting-on-fondant-ftopicp-5992911.html#5992911

luv2cake Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:00pm
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I'll check it out.

THANKS so much!

Cyndi1207 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:23pm
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I just use color gels and everclear. It paints nicely and dries up great!!

suchie6 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:30pm
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Type leopard print into the search tool on this site and you'll find several images to review as well as a list of forms where this subject was discussed. Several ideas on how to apply the pattern.

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