Painting On A Cake - What To Use?

Decorating By WeeSooz Updated 17 May 2011 , 7:02pm by WeeSooz

WeeSooz Posted 16 May 2011 , 3:57pm
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Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, but if I want to paint on the side of a fondant cake, what is the best thing to use? I'm new to cake decorating, but I've seen some lovely pics on the net - but I'm not sure how they are painted.

Thanks everyone!

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Periperi Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:03pm
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I painted on a cake for the 1st time a few days ago. I used gel coloring and a little bit of clean vanilla extract and made a "paint". The extract evaporates since it's mostly alcohol. I had great success with this method.

wiggler Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:08pm
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You can also use powder colouring mixd with a little vodka or other clear alcohol . The vodka evaporates fast

Periperi Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:14pm
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Ooops I meant CLEAR vanilla extract. haha

TexasSugar Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:42pm
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I prefer airbrush color. But you can use color gel, powder colors or most of the dusts mixed with extracts or alcohol like everclear or vodka.

gramof5 Posted 16 May 2011 , 5:01pm
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I usually use either luster dust or petal dust mixed with clear vanilla or vodka, depending on the effect I want to achieve. icon_smile.gif

WeeSooz Posted 17 May 2011 , 7:02pm
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Thanks everyone - I'll give it a try

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