Painting Fondant/gumpaste

Decorating By jenlynnlmt Updated 10 Jan 2010 , 2:20am by marzipandoll

jenlynnlmt Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 1:41am
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what is the best method to do this.. i tried w. a baby shower cake i did and i used clear tequila in color paste and it kinda bleeds into the fondant a lil more then i'd like.. i have an upcoming cake where i need to paint poker chips onto circle white fondant as well as s chicago cubs symbol... any suggestions?? cant u PM me as i dont get to come on the site often?!?

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11cupcakes Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 2:02am
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I use powder colors with lemon extract.

jenlynnlmt Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 5:59pm
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ill have to give that a shot...anyone else??

TexasSugar Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 7:23pm
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I love airbrush colors for painting. They are already thinned down and dry well.

If your colors bled you may have thinned it down too much??

mckaren Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 10:53am
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I paint with paste colours mixed in alcohol and don't have any bleeding. I think that either your colour is watered down too much or your fondant isn't dry enough first.

The alcohol evaporates quite quickly so if you do add too much just wait a few minutes until it's thickened.

Rosie2 Posted 9 Jan 2010 , 8:29pm
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Hello to all, I have a dumb what point do you paint your gumpaste??? before you work with it or after is applied on your cake or you've modeled your figure??? I need black gumpaste and I've noticed they only sell white gumpaste..

Ok, thank you to all!!!

marzipandoll Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 2:20am
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I also use paste colors with very little water, wet my brush, wipe it down and paint. Never bled and always dried well. I only use alcohol to powdered stuff, like my lusters and such.

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