Want To Write On Dark Fondant With A White, Silver Or Gold Edible Marker Or Paint?!

Decorating By dloech Updated 3 Aug 2014 , 1:41am by dloech

dloech Posted 5 May 2014 , 4:31pm
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Trying to write words on a blue fondant covered cake. Only light marker I found online is available in Australia (i'm in the US). Also found a tutorial how to make a white edible marker but looks like it took FOREVER. 
Any suggestions? Ala the cake below. Thanks! 

Red fondant cake with white edible hand-lettered icing

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enga Posted 5 May 2014 , 4:58pm
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I have had luck painting on dark fondant with white Americlor gel paint before

howsweet Posted 5 May 2014 , 5:06pm
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Maybe someone's selling a white marker finally, not sure. But if making one takes so long, it it were me, I'd get started right away Unless you are  really good with a paint brush, of course


Also, sometimes people will do things on fondant that are not edible with the understanding that it will not be plated. If you go that route, I would definitely try and find a white marker labeled non toxic.

anaelisabethlee Posted 5 May 2014 , 6:31pm
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AThat looks like silver paint to me? Just the shine on the side made me think that.

dloech Posted 13 May 2014 , 7:20pm
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anaelisabethlee - do you know of a silver marker I could use? 

anaelisabethlee Posted 13 May 2014 , 8:25pm
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Originally Posted by dloech 

anaelisabethlee - do you know of a silver marker I could use? 


No.. but honestly, I would advise against a marker.... It's really hard to write without pressing down, so you'd end up dragging the pen along. You can do it... but I think you'd end up ruining your fondant. 

I would get a very fine paintbrush, and use silver paint, edible of course. It's also easier to paint vertically, than it is to write neatly, vertically. 

But then, it's up to you, have a try of both and see which you feel better with?

Good luck x

cupadeecakes Posted 13 May 2014 , 8:47pm
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I have used a pen like this before to paint / write on cakes.  Usually I will fill the pen with vodka and then dip it into my luster / petal dusts, but it might work if you put titanium white food color in there.



dloech Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 1:41am
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AThanks for the advice. That pens looks like a great idea I'll try it. Thanks all!

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