Hand Painting Fondant?

Decorating By jmaho1171 Updated 1 Mar 2009 , 2:34am by tracey1970

jmaho1171 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:06am
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OK can you paint fondant with a brush? Im trying to make cutting board cake. So I want to make it look like wood. I was thinking using 1/2 white and 1/2 brown fondant swirled but I have seen so many cutting board cakes - Any advise or suggestions?

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xstitcher Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 7:10am
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Sure you can. Just thin down the colouring with alcohol or extract (I hear everclear is really good to use as it dries quicker (higher alcohol content) or you could use some vodka).

yangers Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 12:26pm
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Yes you can, I paint on my fondant with a paintbrush. I thin mine down with clear vanilla. The only thing I wish is they made a sealer to spray on the painted images so they wouldn't run if the slightest bit of liquid gets on it. It always worries me that the cake will get ruined. You can also paint with luster dust, same concept, just mix it with clear vanilla or alcohol.

jmaho1171 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 6:37pm
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I want to THANK you both for your great advise!! Thanks Again

yangers Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 10:24pm
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You are very welcome!!!


tracey1970 Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 2:34am
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I just did a 11" x 7" fondant plaque of Optimus Prime (a Transformer) - very detailed - and I painted it using gel colours mixed with vodka and a few cakes-only paint brushes. It worked really well. I think my vision has been permanently messed up (and I already have glasses!) from doing such crazy detail, but the final product was worth it. I haven't posted pics yet as I have not yet made the actual cake.

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