What Can All Be Used To Write On Fondant? :/

Decorating By zeljka82 Updated 7 Dec 2010 , 5:17pm by michel30014

zeljka82 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 12:07pm
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I'm going to make a few birthday cakes now during winter to my closest family..... what do you usually use for writing on cakes? Gel colors? Royal icing or something else? What is the best?

Thank you

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psurrette Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 12:26pm
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markers work well. you can get food grade ones or even regular markers are fine since they are safe if a child should put them in thier mouth.

brincess_b Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 1:15pm
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Whatever you want - paint with gel colours or dusts, royal icing, bc, chocolate, edible markers... All depends on the look.

Karen421 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 1:50pm
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Buttercream in a pastry bag works great, or an air brush (that takes a little practice) It all depends on the look you want. Since you have several you want to make, try different things and see what you like best! icon_biggrin.gif

Unlimited Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 4:44pm
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I use buttercream sometimes thinned to a soupy consistency.

zeljka82 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 6:04pm
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thank you all icon_smile.gif I am going to experiment icon_biggrin.gif with all the holidays and family birthdays I'll have enough to try it all icon_smile.gif))) thanks again best regards to you all icon_smile.gif

cupadeecakes Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 6:35pm
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Food markers work very well, but you can also paint on the fondant by using petal / luster dusts mixed with either PGA or lemon extract. Alphabet cookie cutters work well too!

brincess_b Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 11:55pm
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and thinned out fondant can be piped as well.

leafO Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:37am
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I've never heard of thinning fondant to pipe with it, I'm intrigued. What do you use to thin it?

brincess_b Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 11:30am
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Just water. Doesn't take much! Just mash it in til it's pipeable - handy for blending seams too.

Karen421 Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 1:51pm
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Huh - I am going to try that tip!! icon_biggrin.gif

leafO Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 2:16pm
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Thanks! I'll hafta give that a try icon_biggrin.gif

PrivateNameHere Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:47pm
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Wait...can you really use Crayola markers?

brincess_b Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 4:51pm
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you *can* but i dont think the health dept would be over the moon about it. non toxic is not the same as edible. best saved for figures etc that wont get eaten.

michel30014 Posted 7 Dec 2010 , 5:17pm
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Well, one cake lady told me one time that you can use the NON-TOXIC felt tip markers when writing on fondant for a smooth look. I tried it and it worked. I used it on this cake.


It came out beautifully!

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