TiffTakestheCake Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:46am
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I covered my cakes in plain white fondant, however have decided that I wanted one to be blue. Once its on the cake can you color it? My thought was to 'paint' it. Please HELP icon_redface.gif

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PinkLisa Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:47am
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Airbrush or paint it would be the only options I would think of. Can you pull the fondant off the one tier and refondant it?

newmansmom2004 Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:57am
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What Lisa said.

baker101 Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:06am
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i paint all the time, its actually goes on quite qucikly. Mix gel colour with a bit of alcohol based liquid such as vanilla extract or actual vodka (i try not to use this one if I dont have to) and its easy as pie. I use this technique when colouring large areas of red so I dont have to use a whole bottle of colour to get the bright red look. tip: painted cakes dont like heat, the colours starts to run so if the cake has far to travel or a long time out in room temp than id rethink the painting. hope this helps

PinkLisa Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:09am
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I'd think that the problem with painting would be that it would look different than the other tiers. Maybe that's not a problem.

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 3:28am
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The only problem I have with painting after it's already on the cake is that I can't seem to get the color as even as I'd like.

PinkLisa Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:04pm
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I agree mamwrobin!

Although, I painted the bows and ribbon on my last cake and I loved the affect since fabric isn't uniform. It give it a more realistic look. I think I'll paint all my ribbons and bows from now on.

dalis4joe Posted 29 May 2010 , 12:49pm
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I also agree... and at time you can get streaks....

you can use the sponge method and add some color that way.... that way it doesn't really have to be the exact match....

I haven't had much luck painting a cake... even when I see them doing it on tv I don't like the streaks that the brush leaves... it might be the wrong brush I don't know...

but I would do the sponge method or maybe do pleats in the color you want going down all around the cake. that is a decoration that is being used a lot these days... sorta like vertical fondant strips going all around slightly overlapping each other...

hth

TiffTakestheCake Posted 29 May 2010 , 1:52pm
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Thank you so much everyone! I love all the great advice. I'm new to decorating as well and love it, but definitely have a lot to learn. Ok, off to work in my cake...wish me luck! ::fingers crossed::

mamawrobin Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:15pm
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Originally Posted by PinkLisa

I agree mamwrobin!

Although, I painted the bows and ribbon on my last cake and I loved the affect since fabric isn't uniform. It give it a more realistic look. I think I'll paint all my ribbons and bows from now on.




I am so going to do that. Thanks for the tip thumbs_up.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 29 May 2010 , 2:32pm

Let us know how it goes!

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