Gel Food Color?

Decorating By PJ0207 Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 3:26pm by catlharper

PJ0207 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:10pm
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Can you thin gel food colors to paint on the cake? or would pearl dust or luster dust mixed with clar extract work better?

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:13pm
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You can thin gel colors to paint on fondant. Pearl dust or luster dust will give a different finish because they're usually sparkly.

PJ0207 Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:20pm
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thanks.....could i just thin it with a clear extract just like i would for the dusts?

catlharper Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 3:26pm
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I just use plain water with the gells. I use either vodka or clear extracts for lusterdust. And yes, people look at me strangely about the vodka...non "cake" people I mean <G>

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