Can You Use Regular Paint On Fondant?

Decorating By xSabrinaLee Updated 13 Feb 2014 , 11:50pm by HannahsMomi

xSabrinaLee Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 9:37pm
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I painted a cake using airbrush colors, but I have to finish it somewhere without them. Can I use regular paint to finish it? It's mostly just details, but I need to know if it will mess up the fondant or anything like that..

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Spuddysmom Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 9:54pm
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If by "regular paint" you mean regular food color gel, (or dust) yes. Usually you would mix the color with lemon juice or a clear alcohol (vodka) then paint it on the fondant.

xSabrinaLee Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 10:05pm
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Nope, I mean acrylic or watercolor paint.

Leauna Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 10:24pm
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No, you can not. You can ONLY use food colors as suggested by spuddysmom. And I am curious. When you say that you used airbrush colors, do you mean regualr paint colors or did you use food colors?

Spuddysmom Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 10:27pm
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Originally Posted by xSabrinaLee

Nope, I mean acrylic or watercolor paint.

Hmm, I guess April 1st is almost here, eh?

xSabrinaLee Posted 29 Mar 2012 , 10:33pm
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I think I should have mentioned that it's a styrofoam cake and just for display. I'm not seriously going to paint a real cake with that! icon_redface.gif

Leauna Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 12:35am
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So happy that you cleared that up icon_smile.gif

KalisCakes Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 12:49am
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lol, in that case... if no one's eating it... paint away with whatever I'd say

cakeyouverymuch Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 1:53am
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I'd choose the watercolor. The acrylic won't give you the food color look. IMO acrylic will look too plastic like.

BizCoCos Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 2:30am
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I have used acrylic with great esults for dummy cake

HannahsMomi Posted 13 Feb 2014 , 11:50pm
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fondant holds up to acrylic paints?  I have a dummy cake that I need to be gold, but I don't want to spend all that money on edible lustre sprays...I thought I might try spray paint from home depot or acrylic paints on top of the fondant...

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