How To Avoid Streaking When Painting On Fondant

Decorating By Charmed Updated 27 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm by KimAZ

Charmed Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 4:05am
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when I paint fondant there is always streaking and I can see brush strokes even If I use a bigger brush. I have tried gel colors and paste and even luster dust and always I get streaks. Is there Anyway to avoid this?
thanks

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KimAZ Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 5:31am
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I learned a trick that Michelle Bommarito taught in a class. Instead of using a brush, use a sponge to paint the color on the fondant. To get into the small spaces, just cut the sponge to small pieces and dab the color on. It works perfectly with luster dust mixed with alcohol too.

It's amazing how well the color goes on and there are no streaks at all!

Hope that helps!

KimAZ

Charmed Posted 7 Apr 2011 , 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by KimAZ

I learned a trick that Michelle Bommarito taught in a class. Instead of using a brush, use a sponge to paint the color on the fondant. To get into the small spaces, just cut the sponge to small pieces and dab the color on. It works perfectly with luster dust mixed with alcohol too.

It's amazing how well the color goes on and there are no streaks at all!

Hope that helps!

KimAZ



I will try that. thanks Kim thumbs_up.gif

Debi2 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 2:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KimAZ

I learned a trick that Michelle Bommarito taught in a class. Instead of using a brush, use a sponge to paint the color on the fondant. To get into the small spaces, just cut the sponge to small pieces and dab the color on. It works perfectly with luster dust mixed with alcohol too.

It's amazing how well the color goes on and there are no streaks at all!

Hope that helps!

KimAZ




Great tip! Thanks!

ShandraB Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 3:21pm
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Thank you! I was just wondering the same this for a cake this past weekend!

LindaF144a Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 4:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KimAZ

I learned a trick that Michelle Bommarito taught in a class. Instead of using a brush, use a sponge to paint the color on the fondant. To get into the small spaces, just cut the sponge to small pieces and dab the color on. It works perfectly with luster dust mixed with alcohol too.

It's amazing how well the color goes on and there are no streaks at all!

Hope that helps!

KimAZ




What kind of sponge would you use? Kitchen sponge, sponge paint brush or sea sponge like you use for wall painting treatments?

Who knew there would be so many sponge variations. I am definitely sponge worthy!

(And if you get that last line, you are a true Seinfeld fan!)

tokazodo Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by LindaF144a

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimAZ

I learned a trick that Michelle Bommarito taught in a class. Instead of using a brush, use a sponge to paint the color on the fondant. To get into the small spaces, just cut the sponge to small pieces and dab the color on. It works perfectly with luster dust mixed with alcohol too.

It's amazing how well the color goes on and there are no streaks at all!

Hope that helps!

KimAZ



What kind of sponge would you use? Kitchen sponge, sponge paint brush or sea sponge like you use for wall painting treatments?

Who knew there would be so many sponge variations. I am definitely sponge worthy!

(And if you get that last line, you are a true Seinfeld fan!)




Okay, I got the joke, Elaine! lol icon_wink.gif

KimAZ Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 5:58pm
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The sponges we used in her class were a thick density foam. I don't know what kind or brand though. I am quite sure those little white make up sponges would work just fine. Just something without the holes.

KimAZ

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