mycake08 Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 3:30am
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I am trying to find out what to use if I want to paint on a fondant/royal icing cake? I already use airbrush and dust, but I have seen on the cake challenges on tv, that they use paint on cakes. Can anyone help?

Thanks

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Texas_Rose Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 3:51am
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You can use gel colors thinned with vodka.

leah_s Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 3:51am
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just mix dusts with a clear alcohol based liquid, such as vodka or clear vanilla. You have paint.

alidpayne Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 4:03am
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Or, since you said you have airbrushed, you probably have airbrush colors on hand. Use those. You can use them straight out of the bottle. If you do go the alcohol/gel color route, use everclear or golden grain, they have a higher alcohol content than vodka. The higher the alcohol content the less it damages the fondant.

Rylan Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 6:03am
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Gel dilluted in alcohol, dusts and airbrush colors.

mamakasst Posted 21 May 2010 , 9:19pm
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Does the clear vanilla really work as well as the clear alcohol?

Eisskween Posted 21 May 2010 , 9:36pm
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Some people use lemon extract or lemon juice. I don't know about the vanilla, never tried that. I normally use vodka.

kellyanne1981 Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by Eisskween

Some people use lemon extract or lemon juice. I don't know about the vanilla, never tried that. I normally use vodka.




Thanks I didnt know you can use lemon juice, ill prob give that a go, esp if its a childs cake, putting vodka on it is worrying my lol
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KateLS Posted 22 May 2010 , 2:58pm
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I found when I used clear vanilla the alcohol evaporated too quickly and it dried out. I had to keep using more. Annoying it was. I'm going to try the lemon juice next time too.

ksmith1012 Posted 22 May 2010 , 3:26pm

You do not have to worry about using vodka on children's cakes. The alcohol evaporates. Extracts actually have a higher alcohol content than vodka, they evaporate quicker(so you have to use more) and it's much more expensive. I can get a large bottle of Absolut for $27 that lasts me for months- a little thing of extract barely lasts one cake.

bltaylo3 Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:23pm

I have found that my "paint" is streaking. Am I making it with too much alcohol? I want to paint with copper lustre dust, any suggestions?

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