sistersbakers Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 10:07pm
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There have been many instances when I would want to paint a color or two on fondant or even with some type of dust for that shimmer look. However, the only way to do that is to mix it with vodka. I'm Muslim so I don't use any type of alcohol in my orders whatsoever. People recommended vanilla or lemon extract but there is still alcohol in it =/ Any other suggestions? Will water work? I would really appreciate any tips or ideas! Thanks so much! =)

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Smckinney07 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 10:24pm
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AYou can dry dust your fondant, use an airbrush or pme pearl spray (it's like a can of spray paint that's edible-they have pearl sprays and colors).

bikemom3 Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 11:05pm
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AYou can use water to thin your colors or to paint on dusts. The reason most use an alcohol based product for this is because it evaporates quickly and dries faster. If you use water USE SMALL AMOUNTS, too much will make your fondant wet and gummy. Good luck!

BatterUpCake Posted 9 Aug 2013 , 11:16pm
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I have heard you can use lemon JUICE...I disagree with using water.....

cakefat Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:14am
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Originally Posted by sistersbakers 

There have been many instances when I would want to paint a color or two on fondant or even with some type of dust for that shimmer look. However, the only way to do that is to mix it with vodka. I'm Muslim so I don't use any type of alcohol in my orders whatsoever. People recommended vanilla or lemon extract but there is still alcohol in it =/ Any other suggestions? Will water work? I would really appreciate any tips or ideas! Thanks so much! =)

Muslims here in Malaysia and Singapore use lemon juice..straight from a lemon.

(pls note not lemon extract). It takes longer to dry than using alcohol but it does work. Don't use water...

bikemom3 Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:27am
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AChemical Composition of Lemon Juice? Answer The chemical composition of lemon juice is mainly water. It also contains certain acidic substances. These acidic substances are called citric acid and carboxylic acid.

I have successfully used water many times ( a drop at a time) for small areas.

cakefat Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:45am
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I have successfully used water many times ( a drop at a time) for small areas.

 

yes maybe for very small areas perhaps....good luck brushing that on the entire cake though. 

Sassyzan Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:52am
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AI have not tried this but the idea just popped into my head. What if you brush the luster dust on DRY and then steam it? This is how you do petal dusts for flowers. It may not make a thick coating, but it might make a nice effect. Be easy to try on a small sample piece. I just use a pot of boiling water to steam my flowers. No special equipment required.

bikemom3 Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 12:52am
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AI wouldn't paint an entire cake with water. I personally prefer using vodka because it dries faster. Water works in a pinch but takes a long time to dry. I was just trying to help and offer a suggestion

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 1:04am

All suggestions are welcome! I just dont seem to get a good effect with water. Mine comes out blotchy. I say use whatever works for the individual. Besides it gives me a reason to break open the vodka! Heheheehshhh.gif

sistersbakers Posted 12 Oct 2013 , 2:00am

AThank you all for the suggestions! I will try water and lemon and see which works out better. For this upcoming cake, it's only a few letters that I am painting on so hopefully it'll be fine!

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