Help!!! Can't Airbrush Colors Onto Black Fondant

Decorating By kathyw Updated 28 May 2010 , 10:21am by kaat

kathyw Posted 27 May 2010 , 4:15pm
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Please help me.....

I airbrushed a cake black ( with americolor airbrush super black) and now I want to airbrush and paint over top of it in certain areas but no color shows up! The black just seems to absorb it all. Then I tried to airbrush bright white and everything just stayed black as well. What can I do? Please!!

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kaat Posted 27 May 2010 , 4:29pm
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Sorry, but at this point I waould say recover with white fondant. Start airbrushing with the lightest colour and work towards the darkest. I don't think you have any other option....
Can anyone else suggest something?

iletmn0 Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:07am
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you can try adding a drop of white airbrush color to the color then spray to see if that will make it showup over the black. I will test on a scrap piece first.

Jenn2179 Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:26am
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Only thing to do is recover the cake. Airbrusing with food coloring is opposite as with paint. You have to start with the lightest colors first and then work your way to the darkest colors.

tesso Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:28am
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Originally Posted by Jenn2179

Only thing to do is recover the cake. Airbrusing with food coloring is opposite as with paint. You have to start with the lightest colors first and then work your way to the darkest colors.




she nailed it on the head, you can always darken but you cant lighten. Just like with watercolors.

Sorry that happened, hopefully you can recover the cake.

kathyw Posted 28 May 2010 , 2:59am
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Thanks for all the help. I had no clue but I guess it makes sense.

kathyw Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:14am
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One more thought....would handpainting with gel colors work?

Thanks again.

tesso Posted 28 May 2010 , 3:57am
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you can paint with them, They are best if you thin them down a little with everclear or vodka. they make a great paint. Allow extra time for drying !!! icon_smile.gif

kaat Posted 28 May 2010 , 10:21am
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even with the gel colours you'll need to start with the lightest colour.

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