Painting Dragees

Decorating By mcdonald Updated 2 Mar 2010 , 2:30pm by KHalstead

mcdonald Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 5:03am
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Has anyone ever painted dragees before?? If so, what is the best way to go about it? I have some pearlized pink dragees that need to be hot pink!!!

any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

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ZoesMum Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 1:31pm
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Hmmm...I'd be interested in knowing if this is possible. When I get a dragee accidentally wet, the colour comes off leaving it white. Would it be easier to make some small hot pink fondant balls instead??

momtofourmonkeys Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 2:01pm
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I had to make some gold dragees a year ago to match the gold piping on a cake. I took some gold coloring, put it in a bowl and added in a little bit of clear liqour and stirred well. Then I added white dragees to the bowl and swirled and shook until all were covered. Then I layed them out on a paper towel to dry. Similar to how you would color rice for art projects. I worked great. If you need hot pink, start with the pearlized pink dragees you already have and go from there.
HTH

KHalstead Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 2:30pm
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I used regular pearl dragees and put them in some bright orange petal dust with a little clear vanilla and then rerolled in just the dry dust for the little salmon eggs on this cake!
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