I am doing a cake that requires detail, and I am a fan of the show Ace Of Cakes and I saw them painting on to the fondant! Does anybody have a "recipe" for food coloring paint or how to do it?!?!?!?!
Stephanie in Oregon
I think gel food coloring mixed with a little alcohol is what you would use.
I just paint my gel colors full strength. Be sure that you put it in another container rather that painting directly from the jar though-just to be sure you don't contaminate the entire jar of color.
Just a question .... does the full strength gel color take long to dry? I have used the white straight and it took quite a long time to dry. I know the white is not a gel color, but it got me wondering.
I recomend you to use the powder dust colors and in a little container (very very little) mix with the brush with vodka or 151 rum while you draw in the fondant. In my experience when i use the gel colors the fondant can absorb and damage the painting. See my baby gumpaste photo face. there a little damage!!!
I use an artist's watercolor pallet for my food colors, and I've been very happy with the results. I use a new clean pallet that has a cover over it so I can store it with no waste. My pallet has 22 wells around the edges with a large open area in the center to mix the colors and create puddles of colors to work with, similar to watercoloring. I have enough room for all my gel and paste colors, and when I want to use a color, I just put a few drops of vodka in the well and it re-hydrates within seconds and is ready to use. I "paint" just about everything I do with this way because I like the look that shading adds - everything seems to come alive. When I brush some green color over my leaves the food coloring stays in the veins and gives a realistic look. When you paint your things with vodka (or water for that matter) whatever you paint with take on a shiny look that sort of resembles porcelain. If you don't like the shine on it, you can always brush on a little corn starch or powdered sugar to take the shine away. Try it sometime- it's a lot of fun!
What a great idea artsywest. I will have to try this method.
will the "paint" work good on dried royal icing or color flow? im wanting to make a royal icing tiara and i want to only paint a couple spots on it.