Painting On Cakes

Decorating By mwatson77 Updated 2 Feb 2012 , 4:10pm by TexasSugar

mwatson77 Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 4:47pm
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I am fairly new to decorating and I was wondering when I paint on a cake do I have to add vodka to my coloring. I have read a few posts stating to do this but was wondering if there is another way? Any suggestions would help. Thanks so much.

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LeeBD Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 5:00pm
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You can also use a clear extract...a lot of people use lemon.

carmijok Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 5:01pm
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I actually prefer lemon extract. I think it dries faster than vodka.

TexasSugar Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 6:34pm
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If I am using pastes/gels/dusts I use everclear.

But my favorite 'paint' to use is airbrush colors. They are alraedy thinned down and ready to use.

Vista Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 6:55pm
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I also prefer airbrush colors.

soledad Posted 1 Feb 2012 , 7:52pm
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I just started to paint on fondant cut outs and little flowers. I found out that it is much easier with airbrush colors. The only bad thing is that they only come in large size bottles and I am only a hobbyist at this therefore it will last me forever the ones that I have !!! I am planning in buying more colors just in case so I will be ready if I need them!!! I like to be prepareicon_lol.gif and I just love buying cake stuff icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

Ciao

sillywabbitz Posted 2 Feb 2012 , 4:00am
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Soledad, you can order the Americolor "student kit" which I believe is 12 small airbrush bottles, various colors. Try Amazon.

KoryAK Posted 2 Feb 2012 , 4:03am
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Yes they're large bottles but so CHEAP! icon_smile.gif

soledad Posted 2 Feb 2012 , 7:36am
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Wow, thank you for info,sillywabbitz !!! I will be able to have my color collection sooner. I love your page icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Now I only have to learn to paint on cakes. icon_biggrin.gif
CIAO

TexasSugar Posted 2 Feb 2012 , 4:10pm
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Originally Posted by soledad

The only bad thing is that they only come in large size bottles and I am only a hobbyist at this therefore it will last me forever the ones that I have !!!




The bottles I have are .70oz from Americolor.

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