What Do You Use To Paint On Fondant?

Decorating By SuzyXD Updated 1 Sep 2012 , 4:41pm by heartsnsync

SuzyXD Posted 31 Aug 2012 , 1:38am
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In the past I have simply used the usual cake food coloring, (the gel consistency, not the airbrush color or old paste style) when I need to do a hand-brushed painting on fondant. The problem is, when it's humid, I take the cake out of the fridge, and my once-pretty painting is a drippy mess.

I don't do it often, but I have an order for a painted wedding cake next week...
Does anyone use anything different with any success?


5 replies
sheepmanswife Posted 31 Aug 2012 , 2:21pm
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I add Vodka to my color. It makes it dry nicer. Doesn't seem to run. Good luck!

AnnieCahill Posted 31 Aug 2012 , 2:30pm
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I also use vodka.

LisieAn Posted 31 Aug 2012 , 4:32pm
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I also mix vodka with the coloring. It thins the color a bit but evaporates quickly enough that you avoid the sticky drippy problem.

SuzyXD Posted 1 Sep 2012 , 3:45pm
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Great! Will try the vodka; thank you so much!!

heartsnsync Posted 1 Sep 2012 , 4:41pm
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In addition to the vodka being added I also use the Americolor white and add it to other colors in order to get pastel colors without having them too sheer. HTH

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