My nephew is really into the Civil War and I am making his cake for Sunday. It's just a small cake (half of a 9x13). I'm also making another cake for my niece.
There are a couple of revolvers and a civil war hat that I'd like to make and I'd rather not make lots of different colors of gumpaste. Can I make the hat and guns out of white gumpaste and then just paint it? If I'm painting it can I just use a mixture of vodka and gel colors? If I wanted to add dusting powder would I just add while the colors are wet or would I mix those with the vodka also?
sounds like a great cake idea
I've done that a little of this and yes I just mixed a tiny bit of gel color, vodka and the dusting powder all together.
you might want to have a bit of spare fondant and test the color on it before you color your figures.
hope this helps
be sure and post pics