Can I "paint Royal Icing

Decorating By Alaskahsm Updated 24 Jan 2010 , 12:48am by cakeartist_1

Alaskahsm Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 8:33pm
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Can you paint royal icing with the same technique used to paint Fondant or will it melt? Is it better to color the icing first?

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snowshoe1 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 8:43pm
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I have painted RI using everclear and dusts mixed together - it did not melt. I have also painted it using gel colors watered down with everclear and airbrush colors straight from the bottle.

edited to add: if you only want a single color - yes, I would color the RI instead of painting it.

bonniebakes Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:30pm
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yep, I've done it too. As long as the RI is totally dry, I just paint on it with paste color mixed with vodka or lemon extract.

Alaskahsm Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 12:27am
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Thank you so much guys. I'm going to try to make a little mountain bike and I didn't want to have to color just a tiny bit of RI. Will be much easier to paint it.

cakeartist_1 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 12:48am
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makes no difference if you color the RI first or not. the powders and the colors painted on like the other two told you will still work. icon_smile.gif your project sounds cute.

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