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?
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).
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.
I want to THANK you both for your great advise!! Thanks Again
You are very welcome!!!
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.