Can I Paint Dryed Fondant With Food Color Gel?

Baking By cocobean Updated 21 Mar 2014 , 2:05am by aristabakes

cocobean Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:16am
post #1 of 14

I was wondering if I could paint some dried fondant with food color gel? Would it ever dry or would it stay tacky? What could I paint it with that would dry with a nice finish? Anyone done this before? icon_confused.gif

13 replies
-K8memphis Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:32am
post #2 of 14

I've done it --it can be kinda thick so it's kinda streaky--I shoulda thinned mine with some alcohol. Lemon extract, almond extract, everclear, vodka something like that to thin it.

It eventually dried took a while though.

cocobean Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:58am
post #3 of 14

Hey k8memphis I'll try the alcohol. Thanks!

KHalstead Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 7:11pm
post #4 of 14

depends on what coloring you're using, I use americolor gels and they're the perfect consistency right out of the bottle and they dry in about 10 minutes (and I really glob it on sometimes lol) and have a nice sheen to them once dry and they're not tacky whatsoever!!!

Here are some things I've painted using them on fondant, and the cookies are royal
LL
LL
LL

cocobean Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 10:08pm
post #5 of 14

Wow KH, that is some amazing painting! judge.gif Nice to know that I could also use it straight from the bottle! Thanks!

Dinny2222 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:31pm
post #6 of 14

wow, beautiful...you are truly an artist

KHalstead Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:37pm
post #7 of 14

thanks but it's all an illusion!! LOL I really can't paint very well at all......but when you double load the brush (two colors at once) it makes it look more impressive than it really is LOl

missmikey Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:49pm
post #8 of 14

Oh my your flowers are incredible. I wish I could paint like that. WOW. They are beautiful.
On a separate did anybody know that they make vanilla flavored vodka? I really don't get out much. Can you use flavored vodka or should it be plain old vodka?

Wildrose6633 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:53pm
post #9 of 14

Oh WOW I love what you were able to do. You are an artist. Not everyone can make it look so beautiful. I mean you didn't find paint by number cookies somewhere did you? I love them and the cakes you are an inspiration.

Barb

dcabrera Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 6:20pm
post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

depends on what coloring you're using, I use americolor gels and they're the perfect consistency right out of the bottle and they dry in about 10 minutes (and I really glob it on sometimes lol) and have a nice sheen to them once dry and they're not tacky whatsoever!!!

Here are some things I've painted using them on fondant, and the cookies are royal




Wow!! These just look too perfect! Did you trace with something first? What did you use to place your RI so perfectly on your cookies?

sugarbakerqueen Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 6:42pm
post #11 of 14

Vanilla Flavored vodka is actually sold at liquor stores. You don't have to make it from scratch.

KHalstead Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 10:34pm
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcabrera



Wow!! These just look too perfect! Did you trace with something first? What did you use to place your RI so perfectly on your cookies?




Nah, just threw em' on there! lol

KHalstead Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 7:37pm
post #13 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcabrera



What did you use to place your RI so perfectly on your cookies?




I used a plastic baby spoon, put a glob in the center and use the baby spoon to push the RI out to the edges, very quick AND effective.

aristabakes Posted 21 Mar 2014 , 1:57am
post #14 of 14

AWhat is the taste like (when eaten as a whole) when you painted using the gel alone and the one thinned with alcohol? What type of brush did you use? Thanks

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%