How do you paint with food coloring? I have gel colors, do I have to thin it with something? Can you paint buttercream or does it have to be fondant? Im only painting small areas but they need to be black and I dont want to have to try and make black frosting or fondant.
ive only painted fondant but i thin with water
when you paint fondant, means a drawing, you mix with white rum, vodka, the gel color, the alcohol will evaporate.
To paint black is very hard, it is better to make a chocolate frosting or buttercream and then add the colorant you will use lessm To paint fondant you have to add a lot of colorant, but you can do the same and with the frosting add toh your fondant cocoa and then the color.
I've painted white fondant black before...it was on this http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1355213
DH was working on the gun with me but he couldn't wait for me to get the kids into bed and then color the fondant black So it was totally white, except the grip which was a light orange, and then I painted it. It took 5 days to dry because I couldn't thin the color down much.