Need Some Pointers On Fondant And Gumpaste Painting

Decorating By MBHazel Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 6:02pm by TexasSugar

MBHazel Posted 29 Mar 2010 , 11:05pm
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Hi all,

After failing to find what I need using the search feature ( operator error I think icon_sad.gif ) I am going straight to the source!!!!

I need to do a skateboard cake and plan to do the actual board as a gumpaste / fondant mix and when dry will just lay over a small single layer cake... with wheels, etc. I have never painted more than accents on fondant before, but think this will give me my best result. The colors will be BOLD. What is the best way to go about this? It will primarily be irregular stripes so no big concerns about a design. But wonder about the following:

How do I keep the "paint" from looking splotchy?
Should I paint it right after cutting the skateboard out, or after it has dried?
What is the best paint medium (Lemon extract, gel colors) so that I do not negatively effect the integrity of the fondant/gumpaste?

Thanks everyone for your HELP! I appreciate it.


7 replies
Loucinda Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 11:40am
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I would paint it after it dries, and I would use airbrush colors to paint it. You can sue the color gels and something with a high alcohol content, but as you already know, that may make some "splotchy" spots if you don't get them mixed together well. Sounds like a very cool cake!

MBHazel Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 2:39pm
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Hi Loucinda,

Thanks for the info.... when you use the airbursh colors (I don't have an airbrush) do you dust them on dry or mix them with something?

Thanks again!

CakeEvolution Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:21pm
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The airbrush colors come in a liquid form (similar to finger paint consistency) you can thin out the concentration of color with vodka as well.

MBHazel Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 3:26pm
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Oh, Great!! Thanks so much for the info.


TexasSugar Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 5:35pm
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I used airbrush colors on my skate board in my photos, and got the nice dark tons.

I like the airbrush colors because you can use them straight out of the bottle. No thinning, no mixing with anything.

I would wait until the gumpaste was dry before painting it.

MBHazel Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 5:54pm
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Thanks TexasSugar, I just took a peek at your skateboard, it looks Great. Were the letters painted on as well?


TexasSugar Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 6:02pm
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Yes they were painted as well.

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