I was wondering if most people used color gel or something else to paint on mmf?
Yup, color gel mixed with a bit of vodka or pure lemon extract.
I use either color gel or luster dust mixed with a bit of vodka. That seems to work very well.
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.
Vodka? Really? On a cake?
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.
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.
just wondering if there are measurement? or do you just mix as desired color? half vanilla half color gel?
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.
sjmoral I think you are right. I would also like to know about colouring the MMF
you add color to MMF just like you do Buttercream, if it gets over saturated mix in some ps.
no i mean when you are painting the mmf how do you mix the vodka or the vanilla with the color?
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.
take a shot of the vodka first..... then mix it with your gel color.. you'll be shocked at what you can do.......lol
No seriously, vodka is good to mix with, leaves no taste!
Too funny -- I totally agree with SpecialtyCakesbyKelli's method!
Thank you so much everyone... I'll post my picture in 2 weeks to show you how it turns out