Needing To Paint On Colored Fondant....

Decorating By CristeeB Updated 5 Dec 2013 , 3:32am by CristeeB

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CristeeB Posted 2 Dec 2013 , 10:28pm
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AI have a cake this coming weekend that has a traditional tartan patterned scarf draping from the top. The particular tartan is a dark green with blue, yellow, and orange plaid. I have painted fondant before, but always white. Do you just need to keep going over your color to make it bolder if you are painting on a darker surface? Or would it be easier to tint the fondant a lighter green, and then paint the darker green onto it as well as the plaid? Any advice is appreciated.

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COButterfly Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 1:11am
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That sounds pretty tricky.  Is cutting stripes of fondant out, and laying it in the plaid pattern on the draping out of the question?  

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CristeeB Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 6:25pm
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AI had thought about it, but I don't think it will look very nice. It is a thin plaid pattern, and that would start to look chunky :-(

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Dayti Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 8:54pm
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Costumeczar wrote a blog post on this, maybe you could try it. I think it would be easier than painting in straight lines! acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/

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CristeeB Posted 5 Dec 2013 , 3:32am
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AI can't get that link to pull up, says the page is no longer available :(

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