AI'm trying to make my first high heeled show. I did a 50/50 mix of gumpate and fondant. Because of the gumpaste it isn't as black as I want it. I tried adding black color to the gumpaste but it is still a dark gray. Can I do the shoe with fondant only? I'm worried that it won't be stable enough and will take forever to dry.... Suggestions??? Thank you!
ANo, fondant alone won't harden. In fact I make high heels with gum paste. Sometimes it's quite a pain with black, you add and add color and it's still grey. Why don't you leave ot as it is and simply airbrush / paint black?
AUnfortunately I don't have an airbursh. What kind of paint/
AMe neither! I use gel color, thinned with a little bit of vodka to dry faster, and a paintbrush. Don't touch until dry, if necessary, apply a second coat (which shouldn't be the case as your fondant / gum paste is grey already.
You can use black fondant but you have to add tylose to make it dry hard.
If you dont have an airbrush machine, you can paint it with a mixture of 3 parts black gel, 1 part water.
AThanks everyone! I mixed gel with vodka and the color looks great!