I am stumped as to what to thin gel food coloring with so I can paint some fondant. I have heard many different options but what REALLY works? I have heard of these:
Lemon extract (is this the stuff that you buy in grocery stores like vanilla extract?)
White Rum (this would be ideal since I have this on hand)
Water (doesn't dry as fast - or so I'm told)
Are there any others and what works well? Thanks a bunch!
it doesnt matter what drink you use, as long as its alcohol. water just takes too long to dry. with the booze, the higher the level of alcohol, the faster it dries. i use vodka cause its cheap, and its what i had handy! used rum at my mums, cause thats what she had. and the lemon extract is the same idea as vanilla too, any flavour is fine (clear so it doesnt affect the colour).
I use vanilla vodka - works will for me and the alcohol evaporates quickly.