Using Cocoa Butter To Paint On Fondant

Decorating By bakerfairy Updated 28 May 2009 , 5:45pm by bakerfairy

bakerfairy Posted 27 May 2009 , 7:16pm
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I have read somewhere that you can use real pure cocoa butter and mix it with gel food coloring to paint on fondant like a canvas. Has anyone ever tried this and does it work? Can you buy pure cocoa butter at the grocery store? Is there something else you can use to paint on fondant?

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PinkZiab Posted 27 May 2009 , 8:30pm
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Actually you need to use oil-based food coloring, not regular gel colors. They won't blend with the cocoa butter. You can also buy pre-colored cocoa butter (this is what i do, for the sake of convenience). You just sit the bottles in hot water to liquefy the cocoa butter and then squeeze onto a palette and paint away! I get mine from But I really only use this technique for painting on chocolate.

To paint on fondant I just use liquid gel colors straight up, or gel pastes thinned with a little alcohol.

bakerfairy Posted 28 May 2009 , 5:45pm
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Thanks a lot, that is so great! And thanks for the link as well

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