Question About Hand "painting" On Fondant

Decorating By lrlt2000 Updated 24 Aug 2011 , 3:54pm by TexasSugar

lrlt2000 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:16pm
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I have a cake due this Saturday for which I would like to try hand painting to achieve the client/artist's signature painting. I'm pretty comfortable with 'real' painting and pretty comfortable with using dye/alcohol to "paint" on fondant (I've done a few cakes with some of this, but never an actual scene).

What I'm wondering is: how does one paint with food dyes and *not* get that shiny look? I don't want it to be too shiny, as things usually are when you paint on fondant. I want more of a look like this:



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TexasSugar Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:54pm
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After it all dries you can lightly dust it with cornstarch to remove the shine.

You could try using powder food colors.

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