Hand Painting Fondant

Decorating By chasley101 Updated 21 Oct 2009 , 8:24pm by chasley101

chasley101 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 7:45pm
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This is the camo cake order I just received. The cake is due Monday.

I was wanting to know how to paint on fondant. I would like to free hand paint this but I don't know how to paint on fondant. Since it is such a short time I only have access to wilton gel colors. How can I use these colors to paint. I have read about using vodka or lemon juice to thin the consistancy and then just paint with a paintbrush.

Also, if I use black will it keep it's color by just painting on the fondant or will it fade like when you mix it into the fondant.

Do I let the fondant dry completely before painting?

THANKS!!
LL

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andiesweet Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 8:01pm
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I usually thin wilton colors with lemon extract or vodka. I use an eye dropper so that I can control the amount of alcohol i get. The thinner you make it the lighter the color will be. Then just paint it on with a paint brush. You could also use the colored pens that wilton ( and other companies ) make.
With a design like this I would trace out the design lightly with a cel stick to get a slight groove where the colors meet, this will help with bleeding. hope this helps

chasley101 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 8:24pm
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Thank you!! It does help tremendously!

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