Painting Fondant

Decorating By cakebaker1978 Updated 8 Sep 2008 , 4:42am by Nbogdala

cakebaker1978 Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 2:43am
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me how you would go about painting fondant. I know a lot of you talk about it but I would love to know how! Do you use a paint brush? a sprayer? If so where do I get one? And what paint could I use on a cake? I appreciate any tips! Thanks so much!

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jibbies Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 2:52am
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I paint my fondant with luster dust mixed with everclear. I use a brush, the size matches the design.
Here's a couple of examples


thedessertdiva Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 2:57am
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I used some gel color, diluted it a smidge with some water and painted it on. Gave it a very neat watercolor effect.

Nbogdala Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 2:57am
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Eveyone probably does it different, but I use a lot of different mediums, it just depends on what your specifically you are painting, like if I was painting a sports logo or something of that nature on the fondant..., I use a paint brush with airbrush color in a little bowl, and use fine tip food color markers for details, airbrush works good to if you are doing entire layers , or for certain color effects, ... also to paint any luster dust or shiney gold or silver highight effects, or to paint fondant bows and drapes just use luster dust , lemon extract and a brush. Its fun to play around and just see what works best though... icon_smile.gif

cakebaker1978 Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 6:10am
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Thanks for the help!! I will have to try it out on my next cake! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 6:41am
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You stole my forum post! I was just going to post the same question. We have a new Hobby Lobby here. Never had one near me before. I went tonight and bought a ton of stencils to try out. I started out with gel color mixed with extract. Be careful though, if it's too thin it bleeds under the stencil. I started blotting it on a paper towel before going onto the fondant. Does anyone paint just with petal dust or chalk? What kind of effect would you get with that? I also looked at some rubber stamps (surprisingly expensive!). They looked like they might give an interesting texture on fondant. Has anyone tried those? Who makes food markers in a good variety of colors? Locally, I can only find Wiltons and there aren't enough colors to work with. I also got a Sculpey mold for faces. I was trying to paint the faces on with the same gel/extract mixture. It was hard to get the really fine details. Any suggestions for that?

msulli10 Posted 7 Sep 2008 , 11:47pm
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I usually mix some food coloring with a little vodka or clear extract. I do this only for small things. If I wanted a large area of the cake a specific color I tint my fondant.
Here is an example of painting on the one of my cakes:

Nbogdala Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 4:42am
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Just try painting with straight airbrush color and paint brush, always works good for me,I cant ever get the gel colors not to streak, even mixed with vodka.

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