Painting Fondant

Decorating By knel Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 1:48pm by muddpuppy

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knel Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 10:44pm
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What is the best way to paint fondant? Everytime I try it, my "painting" comes out streaked and uneven color... What ration of icing color and extract do I use? Should it be thinner or thicker?

Thanks!

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MacsMom Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 10:54pm
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I just add about a teaspoon of vodka to a few drops of color.

If it starts out streaky it's too thinned; just pour some of the liquid into another container and add more food color to make it more opaque.

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DebraJ Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 10:54pm
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I am interested in finding out this answer as well. And, what kind of paint brushes do you use for fine detail work?

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msulli10 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 10:54pm
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I have found that using Americolor works best. I don't even have to thin it. (It's a liquid that I believe is really for airbrushing). I haven't done a very large surface therefore, haven't noticed any brush marks or streakiness. Maybe someone else has a suggestion.

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MacsMom Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 11:11pm
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I use my Michale's or JoAnn's coupons for quality paint brushed in the art supply section.

I mainly add vodka because it dries the food color fast without stickiness.

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laura1029 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 11:26pm
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I normally use regular gel color and mix with enough vodka (the cheapest brand I can find) to make it thin enough to paint. The consistency is kinda hard to get at first (not as thin as a liquid) but once you get the handle of it, it's pretty easy. You know it's too thin if the color streaks. With the vodka they should dry in a day or two.

I buy my paintbrushes at Michael's too - in the fine arts department. I have several different sizes that I only use for painting.

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knel Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 11:40pm
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Thank you all so much for your help! Wish me luck! icon_wink.gif

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prterrell Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 4:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by msulli10

I have found that using Americolor works best. I don't even have to thin it. (It's a liquid that I believe is really for airbrushing). I haven't done a very large surface therefore, haven't noticed any brush marks or streakiness. Maybe someone else has a suggestion.





Americolor makes both airbrush color and gel food color.

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addybegood Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 10:23am
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i'm wanting to start using airbrushing for my cakes. i'm wondering, what would be the kind I would want to purchase? duel feed? I have nooooo clue haha. if anyone has some helpful info i'd love an email at [email protected]

thank so much!

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muddpuppy Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 1:48pm
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Good question addy... which is a good brand? Also, when painting the fondant with a vodka/colour mix, why is mine always sticky? It never seems to dry.. :{

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