Calling All Artists?

Decorating By lastingmoments Updated 6 Oct 2005 , 5:46am by lastingmoments

lastingmoments Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 7:53am
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icon_biggrin.gif I have been facsinated by the painting on the fondant.....since Ive seen it done here a couple of I was bored...and decided to try it with some left over fondant....

Ive read the post on mixing with clear alcohol or extract .... so i did ...
But if anyone has techniques to share please do so ...I found it went on like water colors very sheer.....but when i use straight color ( wilton gels) its too thick and sure that i should have used better brushes etc...

but how much lquid should i add ...whats a good ratio??? Is there something else besides this would piping gel work? what about creamy colors....??? just thinking out loud....
well heres what i did tonight

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lastingmoments Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 7:56am
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sorry about the bad picture my digital camera doesnt want to work this from the camera phone.....

SugarCreations Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 11:53pm
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Think it looks pretty darn good myself. Good job!

bonniesido Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 12:53am
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I like the idea of painting on fondant and I love your little pony!

ThePastryDiva Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 1:02am
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you use powdered colors and a little grain alcohol if they sell it in your area.

You can use clear alchohol. If you're against using it you can always use a little lemon extract. I like using the lemon extract because it smells nice.

you just put a cap ful of the extract and enough powdered color to get the shade you need.

I hope this helps.

crimsonhair Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 2:57am
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I've never seen powdered colours..where do you buy them?
I would love to try painting on fondant. I think your little pony looks great lastingmoments.

lastingmoments Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 2:57am
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Thanks for the compliments, like i said it was a bad its hard to tell that I struggled.....
not with the painting more with the colors....

they would spead evenly and with the alcohol they were to watery......

thanks pastrydiva, ill have to try the powders..

I thought I read somewhere that some people used gels colors and food coloring...

I guess what Im really wondering is since the color for these is concetrated...its really dark and different...than as if you were mixing...with it...
Is that just a consequence of painting with food colorings....????

also since I ended up put a thick coat of paste its taking a really long time to try....and when i touch i have colors all over my hands...imagine if this was for a customer what a mess serving!!
So am I doing this wrong...

ThePastryDiva Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 3:02am
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Originally Posted by crimsonhair

I've never seen powdered colours..where do you buy them?


you can order them from any cake supply company.

adven68 Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 3:10am
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Hi there....

My preferred method of decorating is sculpting with white plain fondant and painting afterwards. I find that I get a much more realistic result.

I use gel colors and very good quality brushes. Nylon just won't do....I use natural hair bristles and use a tiny container for my vodka. (No....I'm not sipping it) I take a bit of paste color and swirl it on a white plate (my palette) and then take a drop of vodka and mix it together until I get the consistency I want. The thicker it is...the darker it will be. Paint on a thin coat...wait a few minutes and then paint it again.....continue until you reach your desired color.

Use a tiny brush (size 00) and brown or black paste color to outline. Take your time and do it slowly and you will get a nice result. I hope this helps....take care

tanyap Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 3:23am
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on one of these other posts on this website, someone mentioned using glycerine to dilute the colors to paint onto fondant...I thought glycerine was not edible but today I happened to go to Michael's and in the cake aisle I saw a bottle of glycerine by Wilton' I guess it is edible! I was thinking of giving it a try myself...

lastingmoments Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 3:55am
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thanks adven68....
it really helps....when someone can help me visualize the process.....your work is beautiful...
You know i was thinking that i would have to try doing it in layers....and letting it dry just wasnt sure ....but you know the more i think about it its art and I guess cant be rushed....
I knew that good brushes were important....but I just could wait and had to try with the wilton ones that they sell for fondant ( i use these to paint water on when im glueing pieces together.)
I think that next time I will go and get some supplies for this project and try again....
My daughter is having a pony party next month so I happend to have a napkin in front of me!
thats why I did the pony.....
thanks tanya will have to try the glycerine just to see if that helps....I have the wilton just in case... i need it.

ThePastryDiva Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 9:51am
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The glycerine is also used to add to a bottle of Wilton colors that have dried out.

using any of the colors and some clear alcohol will give you good results.

as per the lemon extract! I just find that grain alcohol dries faster.

When you want a plaque of fondant to paint on, use a 50/50 mix..(50% fondand+50% pastillage..that's called Mexican paste) it will make your plaque sturdier.

But for "practice" what you did is just fine..rolling out a bit of fondant and going at it with what you had to see if you liked the technique before you invest in the equipment is a VERY SMART THING TO DO!

on those can go to Michael's and get them...

here are my suggestions..

get a 10 zero, a 3 zero and a zero. Those are the brushes that I use..even for my Cocoa painting.

as adven68 suggested, take your time...easy peasy lemon squeezy it's not rocket science but if you take your time...especially with the outline...the happier you will be with the piece.

as far as the "Mexican Paste" is concerned...I make a batch and cut out as many plaques as I can manage and store them after they are completely dry. Most times I 'stencil' on them.

They are a quick addition to any last minute cake. There are many pretty plaque cutters out there and you can PM me if you need a source!

adven68 Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 7:53pm
post #13 of 17're welcome.....your pony is very nice....I bet if you went over it one more time, you'd obtain richer colors. and I are on the same wavelength.....

I always agree with what you say....

That saying "easypeasy ?"....I have NEVER heard it before in my life and this past month I must have heard it a dozen times already....isn't that funny?

Always take your time decorating (if it's possible). You will enjoy it more and you will always do a better job.

ThePastryDiva Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 11:09pm
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one of my best friends is from the other side of the pond...(ENGLAND)..

they, depending on where they come from always

It's better than the other words that come out of my mouth..

can you just imagine a Miami Latina blurting out..."OH BLOODY 'ELL"

littlebubbieschocolates Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 11:14pm
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great job i think its awesome..

peacockplace Posted 5 Oct 2005 , 11:19pm
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lastingmoments Posted 6 Oct 2005 , 5:46am
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Now i have to make a list......hmmmm just when i thought I had enough cake decorating stuff ...but I guess you can never have enough stuff.........

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