Using Icing To Pipe Details On Figures

Decorating By agentdorkfish Updated 21 Oct 2009 , 12:17am by agentdorkfish

agentdorkfish Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 10:20pm
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Ok, so I made my first attempt at the figures for my cake. Everything was going fine until I tried to draw on the details with a black food color pen. It looked awful! Can I used a Criso-based icing on fondant or gumpaste?

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Texas_Rose Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 10:28pm
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As long as no one is going to be eating them, you could draw the details on with a fine-point crayola marker icon_biggrin.gif That's the easiest and cheapest way.

Royal icing would probably work well too. I like using RI for details because it dries rock hard.

DianeLM Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 10:30pm
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I agree with using royal icing.

You can also thin fondant with water to a piping consistency.

agentdorkfish Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 12:17am
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I've used RI before, and it wouldn't stick to the fondant I was using. I haven't been brave enough to try it again.

And would the color bleed?

By the way, why didn't my food coloring markers work? I was really disappointed in them.

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