If I put a red fondant-covered boat on top of a tinted piping gel (simulating water), do you think the red will bleed into the gel? I use Americolor colors. It will have be be put together about 24 hours before it is displayed. Any ideas? Would tinted buttercream for the water be better or worse?
my initial guess is that yes the red will bleed into the piping gel, but i've never done it so i don't know 100%. i think buttercream would be a better option b/c i have put red fondant pieces on top of white buttercream and haven't had a bleed.
side note: i recently did a ship on water and for my water that was "crashing" into the boat, i put a mixture of white and blue buttercream in my piping bag, and loved the affect...looked like the crest on real waves. i think it's in my pics.
Hmmm. I have some edible lacquer. I might just coat the bottom of the boat with that just in case.
I highly doubt that the red will bleed into the piping gel. I use piping gel and colored fondants often and have never had any color bleed - red or otherwise. Piping gel "sets" a bit which, I think, gives it a little stiffness thereby preventing the bleed.
I agree with Win. I haven't had any problems with my fondant colors bleeding into anything.
That's great to know. One less thing to dwell on at 4 am.
Nor have I ever had a problem with that sort of bleeding.