Question About Coloring Fondant

Decorating By lreyna25 Updated 29 Apr 2010 , 7:03pm by mamawrobin

lreyna25 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 2:46pm
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I have a blue cake to do this weekend and was wondering which is better: buy blue fondant, tint my own or airbrush the cake blue. I know buying it is probably the easiest but not the cheapest...

Another question too...once you have airbrushed a cake, can you steam it?

Any advice is appreciated!! icon_smile.gif

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eccl1-12 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 5:52pm
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I suppose it depends a bit on how dark your blue is. If it is a really dark blue, I recommend airbrushing it. If it is more pastel, I would either knead in some color or buy it. As far as steaming the cake after being airbrushed, I don't know for sure because I have not tried it, but I do know that airbrush color is water based and I have been known to overspray and have seen it sort of bead up. So I would be hesitant to put steam on it because that's more water. If you are looking for a glossy blue, maybe roll out a test piece of fondant and spray it blue to the color you want. Then maybe spray it with a pearl sheen over the top if you have that- americolor I think makes pearl and metalic ready-to-use airbrush colors. Maybe that would get you the effect you are looking for? HTH

lreyna25 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 6:30pm
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Thanks...I guess I'll do some test pieces!

mamawrobin Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:03pm
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I'd just add the color to my fondant. It doesn't take alot to get a rich color.

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