Airbrush Black Fondant To Look Like Black Patton?

Decorating By Kiddiekakes Updated 23 Feb 2010 , 2:53am by artscallion

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:53am
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Is there a liquid I can make or buy to run through my airbrush to make the black fondant look like shiny black patton..I have seen the technique on Cakeboss where buddy steams the fondant but I honestly don't like that technique because it turns the fondant sticky...

Any other suggestions!


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TrevorW Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:58am
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i don't know anything about airbrushing but i've used edible spray lacquer for that

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:59am
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Where would I buy that? Is there an online site?

TrevorW Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:00am
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pastrychef.com has it. the stuff isn't cheap but it works

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:04am
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Thanks Trevor..I will check it out!!

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:13am
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I've brushed confectioners glaze on black gumpaste for a black patton leather look. It works really well.

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:15am
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Bob..Can you make confectioners glaze or do I have to buy it?

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:18am
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I think you have to buy it. There may be a recipe for it but I don't have one. Oh and if you buy it you MUST buy the thinner too or you won't get your brushes clean. (Go ahead, ask me how I know this!) icon_rolleyes.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:28am
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Good to know...Nothing like experience....

artscallion Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:34am
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I used this recipe for edible varnish to do Santa's the belt and shoes on a cake recently. They came out looking exactly like patent leather, and perfectly dry to the touch.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7292/edible-varnish

Others have mentioned getting the same result with a 50/50 mix of vodka and corn syrup.

weirkd Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:38am
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You can buy the thinner and the laquer from Jennifer Dontz. Ive thinned it and used a spray bottle and get the same look as the spray you get from the one from Pastrychef. com .
You can also use nail polish remover to get it off your brushes or pure acetone that you get from the beauty supply. Then just was your brush really well with soap and water! I thought I had ruined a really good brush and soaked it overnight and it worked and my brush was back to normal after! (if you look at the ingredients on the thinner its the same thing acetone.)

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:40am
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Thanks Artscallion..I appreciate the recipe..I think if I get this order for the black patent purse I am gonna try it!

artscallion Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 2:53am
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Just make sure you use it while it's hot. It starts to set as it cools and becomes difficult to brush on. I warm mine in a saucepan and brush right out of that. The metal pan keeps it at the right brushing consistency longer.

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