Painting Fondant?

Decorating By cylstrial Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 4:28pm by cylstrial

cylstrial Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 11:31pm
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What do you use to paint fondant?


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leah_s Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:17am
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I make "paint" from clear alcohol and gel or powdered color. Alcohol can be anything clear - extracts, everclear, etc.

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:30am
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I use lustre dust mixed with either vodka or lemon extract (both of which have a high alcohol content which allows them to evaporate quickly.) I like the Vodka better because the lemon leaves a weird smell and taste behind, where there is none of that with the Vodka (not to mention the fact that decorating cakes can be VERY stressful and we all need something medicinal to calm the nerves, right? icon_wink.gif ) icon_lol.gif

cylstrial Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:34am
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LOL -- thank you both so much! Great information!!

aligotmatt Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:38am
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vodka with gel or petal dust here too.

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 12:38am
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Another little tip is to use an eyedropper and put some lustre dust on one side of the plate then squeeze some alcohol onto the other side of the plate (not into the lustre dust) and mix gently in the center with your brush. I don't understand why this works so well, it just does! You'll need to add more liquid accordingly but it gives you a much better overall finished product rather than when you add the liquid to the lustre dust directly. (I hope that made sense!) icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 4:28pm
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It makes sense bobwonderbuns! Thank you!!!

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