Painting With Food Color And Alcohol

Decorating By Emma37 Updated 16 Oct 2009 , 12:35am by UberSpoonyG

Emma37 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:56am
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I tried to search on this and came up empty....which I fault my efforts not the lack of content.
Can I paint with food color/alcohol mix onto buttercream icing?

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JGMB Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 2:00am
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There was another thread a few weeks back about painting on buttercream. Here's the link:

Hope it helps!

TexasSugar Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 2:58am
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Yes, just use a light touch.

nia0524 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 3:07am
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I've done this several times before, just put your cake in the refrigerator to get cold first.

UberSpoonyG Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 5:29am
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Hello Emma...."I've found its Not a good idea to Airbrush paint with any kind of alcohol on will potentially eat into icing,how soon you use cake will be a BIG factor.
....Yes,you can use food dye,but it really helps if you get a paint for airbrushing cakes, it will be much more concentrated and deep color.

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P.S. Of course,if you experiment before the big event you just might invent something cool.

P.S.S. Did you mean by airbrush or Paint brush ??

Emma37 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:35am
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Thanks for the thread JGMB!

Spoony G....I was going to use a paintbrush, I don't have an airbrush devise.

Nia0524--Do you mean so it crusts before I paint?

Thanks TexasSugar! I am going to try it.

Thank you all!!

nia0524 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:17pm
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Not so much crusting, but cold. I use an all butter-bc icing so when it goes in the fridge, it gets really cold (just like a stick of butter)

UberSpoonyG Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:35am
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