Can some one point me in the right direction for learning to paint on MMF? I need to add some black "scale" type details (fish scales) to a cake, and painting it on is the only thing I can come up with for the area I need to cover. I've searched CC, but I either can't find anything on it, or am searching for the wrong things.
Mix your icing color with a little vodka, the alcohol evaporates. I handpainted my gumpaste teacups in my pics using that method. Works great. Take a spare piece of MMF and paint on it and see how it holds up.
Thank you SOOOO much!
You know, justerin... you could also use a decorating tip to make the scales by just using the big side and teasing the fondant with it. Would save a heap of time. Then all you would do is dust it with luster dust.
I have been doing a lot of free hand painting on fondant lately. You want to use a high alcohol base vodka, you only need a tiny amount, like the airplane size bottle. I found a 160 proof vodka in my local liquor store and it works greats.
Many say to use everclear, however every liquor store I looked in here says that they no longer make it. So I went with the next highest count. If you go with a low alcohol base the paint is not going to dry, and will stay wet, and with MMF will most likely make it gooey.
You will have to play with the mixture between your color gels and the Vodka, i find that just 1/4 teaspoon is more than enough vodka, and about a nice size blob of Black Gel color to make a nice thick black. You will want it to be the consistency of like a bowl of good soup. Not too runny, but not too thick.
Hope I was of help.
Those are all great! Thank you very very much!!!!
what do you mean by using the big side of a decorating tip and teasing the fondant? I've only used fondant a few times and they didnt turn out too well. lol. so any tips on how to make it do something, anything would be a big help!
Nicole, I think she means by using the opposite end of where the frosting comes out of a tip, and using it to indent and "pull" the fondant into the shape I need. At least that's what I got out of it.
That's exactly what I meant!