Painting Mmf?

Decorating By Tangerine1765 Updated 15 Feb 2010 , 4:01pm by Tangerine1765

Tangerine1765 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:03am
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I was wondering if most people used color gel or something else to paint on mmf?
Thank you,

16 replies
Deb_ Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:12am
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Yup, color gel mixed with a bit of vodka or pure lemon extract.

catlharper Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 6:34am
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I use either color gel or luster dust mixed with a bit of vodka. That seems to work very well.

cakesrock Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 1:57pm
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I've used vodka, lemon extract and clear vanilla. I'm sticking with clear vanilla from now on, though. I LOVE the smell and it's the cheapest! However, I have heard that lemon extract has the highest evaporation. I did not find that and prefer vanilla. I'm not a vodka drinker and would rarely have it in the house.

CakeMommyJeni Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 2:07pm
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Vodka? Really? On a cake?

minicuppie Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 3:55pm
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Extracts have an alcohol "base". Evaporates like any other ETOH. If I say vodka is flavorless, someone will have to comment they can taste vodka...well, I can taste lemon and vanilla extracts. If you are worried about the use of vodka and "Friends of Bill"...(trust me on this) they eat cake all the time.

DanielleRG Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 4:12pm
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I use vodka too. I have found that I can buy one of the little travel size bottles and it will last awhile depending on how much painting you are doing.

kater82 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 4:40pm
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just wondering if there are measurement? or do you just mix as desired color? half vanilla half color gel?

sjmoral Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 4:58pm
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I think you are talking about coloring the fondant. I use the same gel colors that I use for buttercream but it always change my consistency. I can't wait to hear other's answers. My white MMF is good but not the colored one.

LateBloomer Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 5:26pm
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sjmoral I think you are right. I would also like to know about colouring the MMF

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 5:41pm
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you add color to MMF just like you do Buttercream, if it gets over saturated mix in some ps.

kater82 Posted 13 Feb 2010 , 7:57pm
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no i mean when you are painting the mmf how do you mix the vodka or the vanilla with the color?

cakesrock Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 1:02am
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Just a little bit of gel color on a toothpick and your vodka or vanilla. I just sort of know how much now. Maybe like 6:1 ratio? 9:1? hard to say...anyone know the official ratio? I often do 2 coats to get the color saturation right. I much prefer painting fondant to using edible markers.

kitty122000 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:47am
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When I paint on MMF I dilute the gel color more if I want a lighter color and less if I want it darker. here is a picture to show the difference one color can make with more or less vodka. the sky and landscape were both painted.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 8:57am
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take a shot of the vodka first..... then mix it with your gel color.. you'll be shocked at what you can
No seriously, vodka is good to mix with, leaves no taste!

Jillfcs Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 10:09am
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Too funny -- I totally agree with SpecialtyCakesbyKelli's method!

Tangerine1765 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:01pm
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Thank you so much everyone... I'll post my picture in 2 weeks to show you how it turns outicon_smile.gif

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