Painting Mistake??

Decorating By stephh Updated 17 Mar 2010 , 5:24am by Elise87

stephh Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 1:17am
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My daughter is learning and tried to paint on a cake today. it's OK, but some of the letters are like blobs. She used clear vanilla with the color. Is there any way to remove the color? She tried to wipe it a bit and just smeared it around. I don't usually paint on fondant, so I'm no help!

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BlakesCakes Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:01am
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You can try to remove the color with a clear drinking alcohol--gin, vodka, white rum, Everclear is best.

If the color has dyed the fondant pretty deep, then the only alternative is probably water. Hit the wet spot quickly with cornstarch and you may avoid a big shiny spot, but you might not.


cakesrock Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:08am
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I use vanilla mixed with my color too and I've had luck also using the vanilla to remove the color as well! icon_smile.gif

Sagebrush Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:35am
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If all else fails, and depending on where on the cake the painting is, you could do a fondant plaque and cover the problem altogether. Make a few (they don't take up much fondant at all), and she could keep trying until it turned out the way she wanted it to.

metria Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 4:58am
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oh oh i just read a tutorial on this earlier today:

Elise87 Posted 17 Mar 2010 , 5:24am
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yep i do exactly what the tutorial above says with my vodka thumbs_up.gif i also go over the area again just quickly with a dry cotton tip just to dry a bit of the vodka off

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