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Edible paint for cakes

post #1 of 11
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I am trying to find out what to use if I want to paint on a fondant/royal icing cake? I already use airbrush and dust, but I have seen on the cake challenges on tv, that they use paint on cakes. Can anyone help?

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post #2 of 11
You can use gel colors thinned with vodka.
post #3 of 11
just mix dusts with a clear alcohol based liquid, such as vodka or clear vanilla. You have paint.
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post #4 of 11
Or, since you said you have airbrushed, you probably have airbrush colors on hand. Use those. You can use them straight out of the bottle. If you do go the alcohol/gel color route, use everclear or golden grain, they have a higher alcohol content than vodka. The higher the alcohol content the less it damages the fondant.
post #5 of 11
Gel dilluted in alcohol, dusts and airbrush colors.
post #6 of 11
Does the clear vanilla really work as well as the clear alcohol?
post #7 of 11
Some people use lemon extract or lemon juice. I don't know about the vanilla, never tried that. I normally use vodka.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Eisskween

Some people use lemon extract or lemon juice. I don't know about the vanilla, never tried that. I normally use vodka.



Thanks I didnt know you can use lemon juice, ill prob give that a go, esp if its a childs cake, putting vodka on it is worrying my lol
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post #9 of 11
I found when I used clear vanilla the alcohol evaporated too quickly and it dried out. I had to keep using more. Annoying it was. I'm going to try the lemon juice next time too.
post #10 of 11
You do not have to worry about using vodka on children's cakes. The alcohol evaporates. Extracts actually have a higher alcohol content than vodka, they evaporate quicker(so you have to use more) and it's much more expensive. I can get a large bottle of Absolut for $27 that lasts me for months- a little thing of extract barely lasts one cake.
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post #11 of 11
I have found that my "paint" is streaking. Am I making it with too much alcohol? I want to paint with copper lustre dust, any suggestions?
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