Painting On Fondant

Decorating By mindy1204 Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 11:16pm by indydebi

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mindy1204 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 8:05pm
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I made my grandsons first bday cake today. If you look in my photos (if its there yet) it is the sports themed one. I made the balls earlier in the week to allow them to dry. 3 days before the party I painted them with wilton color. The paint never dried. What do you all use to paint on fondant so it dries.

Thanks Mindy

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Rylan Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 8:15pm
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Maybe thinning it with vodka would help? But that again might change the shade. How about dusts dilluted in alcohol or airbrush colors?

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keystone Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 8:28pm
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I've used the paste colors with and without vodka to paint with. They've always dried for me. I use Americolor but that shouldn't matter.

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indydebi Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 8:47pm
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I just made a tree stump cake (will post picture in a couple of hours after I deliver it). I squirted some brown (Cake Craft brand) in a styrofoam cup, added enought water to get it as thin as I needed and painted it on. It was almost dry in a couple of hours, when I left the shop, and was completely dry this morning.

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mindy1204 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 10:43pm
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I used Wilton right out of the container.. It never dried I will try all the suggestions you all mentioned thanks you

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Texas_Rose Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 11:02pm
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Straight Wilton colors can take a week or more to dry...at least they have for me. Another idea would be to use a food color marker or, if it's a piece that absolutely won't be eaten, like part of a topper, use a Crayola marker because it's so much cheaper.

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indydebi Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 11:16pm
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I just posted the tree stump cake, if anyone wants to take a peek and see my paint job.

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