Using Alcohol In Paint

Decorating By Rethy Updated 12 Aug 2009 , 5:20am by prettycakes

Rethy Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:16am
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Is there anything else you can use other than vodka to airbrush a cake? It is my peronal convictions that keep me from using alcohol, and I am sure there is something else to use. Any ideas. Thank you.

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patiese1 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 4:41am
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When I spray paint my cakes I use a clear vanilla instead of alcohol. It works well thumbs_up.gif

windy1979 Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 5:05am
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As far as I have heard the alchohol evaporates, I hope that's correct. I have had people tell me they have used lemmon juice, and almond exstract.....

xstitcher Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 5:18am
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Extracts contain alcohol as well.

prettycakes Posted 12 Aug 2009 , 5:20am
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Vodka can be purchased cheaply, it dries rapidly without leaving water spots. I use it. If you are concerned with the alcohol, remember that extracts are flavors put in alcohol (mainly vodka) and left over time to concentrate the flavor and they are way more expensive.

If I use vodka on a child's cake I inform the adults involved and let them decide to remove the decoration that has the color.

Just thought of this, but you could use Airbrush food color to paint with.

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