Forumula For Icing/fondant Paint

Decorating By cimorgan Updated 3 Feb 2010 , 3:19am by BlakesCakes

cimorgan Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:58pm
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Okay, I finished hand painting a jukebox shaped from RK and covered in fondant, but my paint NEVER fully dried.. I just used icing color and added lemon juice to it to paint the fondant.. I know there has got to be a better less messier way to paint.. Can somebody please tell me..?? Thank you so much!

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TexasSugar Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:35pm
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I use the liquid airbrush colors and really like them.

cgm_cakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 11:44pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I use the liquid airbrush colors and really like them.




That's a great idea Tex ( and I LOVE your work!).

I had the same question. Are there any other ways to paint without having to buy the AirBrush colors? I'm just converting over from the Wilton pastes to AmeriColor gels and love them - I can't afford to buy the AirBrush colors yet.

multilayered Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 12:22am
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I add gel food coloring to clear vanilla extract it works great.

mamawrobin Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 12:39am
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Originally Posted by multilayered

I add gel food coloring to clear vanilla extract it works great.




ditto.

multilayered Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 1:01am
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It dries very quickly because the vanilla evaporates(because of the high alcohol content) leaving behind just the color.

tracey1970 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 1:14am
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I mix my gel colours with vodka, but vanilla extract works in the same sort of way. The alcohol evaporates very quickly.

BlakesCakes Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 3:19am
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Lemon juice has much, too much, water in it. It should never be used for painting because it melts the fondant, creating sugar syrup that won't dry.

Better to use lemon EXTRACT, the extract with the highest alcohol content (ranges from 80-86% alcohol). It has virtually no water in it and won't melt the fondant.

Another fine option is Everclear, or some other clear drinking alcohol that is a very high "proof".

HTH
Rae

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