Decorating By mrselliott Updated 16 Nov 2009 , 4:46pm by CakesByAdriana

mrselliott Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 8:33pm
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how do i paint with food coloring? do i just use food coloring to paint fondant or do i mix something with it? if so what do i use? I'm making a treasure chest and i want the wood to look like acual wood any suggestions?

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Adevag Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 11:14pm
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You can use regular gel colors and thin it with clear alcohol. To make it look like wood, I have seen (on TV) that they use a fan brush to create the pattern.

CakesByAdriana Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 6:04am
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I have a baby figurine I would like to colour. What kind of gel colours? The same gel colours used to colour fondant? What kind of alcohol? Sorry this is my first attempt. I am a newbie and I would like to start painting on my cakes. Thanks

Elise87 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 6:31am
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yeh you can use the wilton or americolor gel pastes to paint with and can use everclear or a vodka to mix it with them.

Also make sure you don't mix too much alcohol or you will end up with a very watercolour look, unless that is what you are going for icon_smile.gif

sherrycanary62 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 1:39pm
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clear vanilla works as well as vodka....

CakesByAdriana Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 4:46pm
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Thanks everyone. I will try.

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