How Do I Make Paint Out Of Food Coloring Gel?

Decorating By ritakaye Updated 22 Apr 2011 , 3:04pm by MissCuteCupcakes

ritakaye Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:24pm
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Hi Guys,

I want to paint a cake this weekend and I am not sure how to thin out my food coloring gel so I can paint with it. Any suggestions?


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birdlady9771 Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:31pm
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You can use an extract or vodka - something with alcohol. The alcohol evaporates quickly letting your "paint" dry. If you didn't use the alcohol it would just remain tacky.

Hope this helps!

visionsofprisms Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:50pm
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I use Vodka, Ideally you want the highest alcohol content you can get some states still sell everclear thats really want you want. You only need a very small amount, and you mix it with the gels you want a consistency like Model Car Enamel.

ritakaye Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 8:05pm
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Thanks guys. This helps a lot.

MissCuteCupcakes Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 3:04pm
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i dont know what model car enamel is, can you be a little bit more specific on the consistency please. i need to paint on mmf today and i need all the tips i can get lol

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