How Do I Touch Up Colors On An Edible Image?

Decorating By missv1973 Updated 5 Mar 2010 , 3:54pm by KHalstead

missv1973 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 8:48pm
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I had an edible image made and the red colors came out more like salmon. I want to touch out the colors to make them more red. Any suggestions on how to do this without ruining the edible image?

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tenleysmommy Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 9:50pm
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I have never done this,but maybe you could thin out some red coloring(with lemon extract,vodka)and paint it with a brush.

Lyndseyb52 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 10:57pm
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I had a similar problem when I bought an edible image, I touched it up with one of those food colouring pens you can get. I was scared it would run if I used any liquid colour.

Lyndsey xx

icingimages Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:01am
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Can you reprint? If not, the food coloring pen is your best choice.

aDBakes Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 4:52am
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I just did this today with the food coloring pens, BUT I did not use the pen on the edible image. I took a brush and took the color from the tip and painted it on. I was afraid of tearing the image. It worked just fine thumbs_up.gif

Lyndseyb52 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 10:14am
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Good thinking ! icon_smile.gif

missv1973 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:32pm
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Thanks everyone!! I knew I could count on you guys for an answer. No one at the cake decorating supply store could give me an answer. I LOVE CAKE CENTRAL!! icon_biggrin.gif

KHalstead Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 3:54pm
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you can use the markers pretty easily if you use a gentle touch and do it BEFORE the image goes on the cake!

I actually got a plain icing sheet and let my kids draw on it and write their own special message and then put it on a Mother's Day cake for my mom from all the kids and grandkids! She didn't want to cut it!

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