Painting Gumpaste & Modeling Clay

Decorating By Deborah1152 Updated 30 Mar 2009 , 5:35pm by Cakepro

Deborah1152 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:01pm
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I'm new at this gumpaste & like to make things ahead so I'm not rushed. I made plain flowers , baby, etc. Can I use wilton colors mixed with water to paint the flowers.

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Cakepro Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:17pm
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Hello and welcome to Cake Central!

Don't mix the colors with water, as water will not evaporate quickly and may eat into your creations.

Ideally, you would use vodka to mix with the icing colors, as vodka evaporates very quickly, which is exactly what you want to happen. You may also use lemon extract, as it has the highest content of alcohol...again, for fast evaporation.

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Deborah1152 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:32pm
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Thanks, lemon will work how much 4-5 drops to slight toothpick of color??

Cakepro Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:35pm
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I use a drop of color (I know it's hard to quantify a drop!) with 8 - 10 drops of vodka or lemon extract. You want it to be a thin "inky" consistency...not thick, and not gloppy. Make sure to mix it well so you don't pick up any undissolved little bits on your brush.

The extract will evaporate as you are working, so just keep adding a few drops at a time to keep your thin, watery consistency. icon_smile.gif

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