Wilton Oil-Based Candy Colors To Paint Fondant?

Decorating By crazycakes74 Updated 12 May 2009 , 9:09pm by crazycakes74

crazycakes74 Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:19am
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I'm making fondant figures & would like to know what kind of "paint" to use for the eyes, mouth, etc. Can I use the Wilton candy colors? I tried using Wilton gel colors before but it never dried & I just created a big mess! icon_cry.gif
I appreciate the help!! icon_smile.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:53am
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I think the oil colors would be even less likely to dry than the gel colors. The gel colors will dry on fondant if they're thinned with vodka, but then they might be too light for your purpose. What about an edible marker?

kakeladi Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:18pm
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I would also suggest using a non-toxic, felt-tipped pen for such delicate work. As TexasRose said, oil based colors will not dry icon_sad.gif

goldenegg Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:29pm
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air brush colors will work too, i use Americolor. icon_biggrin.gif

andiesweet Posted 12 May 2009 , 3:29pm
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I use gel color thinned with a little lemon extract ( or vodka) and it works fine for painting on fondant. There are a couple of cakes in my photos that I painted that way. The Elmo and Abby Cadabby plaques were both painted with gel colors, So was the snake on another. Just don't use too much liquid to thin the gel color. Hope this helps

crazycakes74 Posted 12 May 2009 , 9:09pm
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Awesome.. thank you all for your help!! thumbs_up.gif

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