Airbrush Coloring

Decorating By tcbalgord Updated 16 Aug 2011 , 5:14pm by tcbalgord

tcbalgord Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 3:17pm
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I swear once I read on here that there are different types of airbrush color types, and for the life of me I cannot find it. I am looking at buying an airbrush machine, but I want to know if I can use the americolor on fondant? Isn't it water based? I would think it would ruin the fondant. I use the americolor at my "real" job so I am familiar with how it works and even on ice cream it tends to run a little if I'm not careful. TIA for all you wisdom.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 3:27pm
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I use Americolor airbrush colors on fondant all the time and it does not run..If the fondant becomes wet from humidity or condensation then the color may bead but other than that no issues..You also need to do several light color coats if you are trying to achieve a dark color from white fondant as the color will appear wet and take along time to dry.It also may appear runny if you get to close to the cake with too much pressure.

TexasSugar Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 3:38pm
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I've painted Americolor airbrush colors on fondant with no issue.

As Kiddie said, just spray light coats, letting them dry in between the coats. Other wise you will get too much moisture on there that it may bead up on ya.

tcbalgord Posted 16 Aug 2011 , 5:14pm
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Thanks, this makes it so much easier!

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