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post #16 of 61
You would use the same amount of liquid as you would with vodka. I tried using lemon extract once and rose water (didn't like the taste). Just load your paint brush with the colour paste then using a dropper if you want, just drop in a small amount of the liquid and mix. Keep doing that till you are happy with consistency. Just test it on a small bit of fondant.
post #17 of 61
I just did my first painted cake, with gel color and lemon extract. I experimented first on a 'test' piece of fondant until I got the right consistency and color (I mixed a couple colors), and then I applied it to the cake.

It took a while to dry, was still kind of tacky in the morning, but it came out the way I envisioned it. It's the violin cake posted in my photos.

I did find that I had to keep adding some lemon extract every once in a while, as it tended to evaporate quickly from my pallete and then the colors got kind of gloppy. I guess it helps to work fast!
post #18 of 61
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Thank you everyone for your advice, It was really helpful. I cant wait to try it.
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post #19 of 61
I use paste colour thinned with water and a damp(not wet)brush.It dries fast too and is more economical icon_lol.gif .I actually took a short class on painting on cakes which I've been practicing and I'll put up pics for you to see what I'm talking about.
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post #20 of 61
I use gel colors and vanilla extract.

The Yu-gi-oh cake in my pics was painted this way.
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post #21 of 61
I use airbrush colors to paint with. You can paint with them on buttercream or fondant and you don't have to thin them down. If you want a lighter color you can also add white to it.
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post #22 of 61
i hand paint on most of my cakes and i use either lustre mixed with pure alcohol that acheives your metalic or shimmery colours or for your matte/bright colours i mix powdered colour with a little vodka, you can reuse left over 'paint' again as it will dry out and back to powder so i have a colection of litttle jars to avoid wastage
post #23 of 61
When using vodka, does it leave any taste on the fondant?
-Christy
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post #24 of 61
nope it evaporates, but vodka barely has a taste to start with that is why we use it in the first place i use it to stick all my fonadnt to all my cakes and fondant on the fondant covered cakes etc icon_smile.gif that way it is also acting to steralise as well as stick
post #25 of 61
you can also use powders with a little canola oil...sounds weird but works beautifully!
post #26 of 61
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Originally Posted by deliciously_decadent

nope it evaporates, but vodka barely has a taste to start with that is why we use it in the first place i use it to stick all my fonadnt to all my cakes and fondant on the fondant covered cakes etc icon_smile.gif that way it is also acting to steralise as well as stick


I have never had any experience with vodka, haha. So I didn't even know it didn't have a taste! I'm still not too sure if that's what is best for me, haha. Do extracts work just as well?
-Christy
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post #27 of 61
I just painted a bunch of fondant gourds for a fall cake I need to drop off tomorrow afternoon. I used gel paste colors and clear vanilla. Is there anything I can do to make sure the pieces will be dry by tomorrow? This was a last-minute cake, so I couldn't paint the fondant until tonight.

Thanks in advance!
Kristin
post #28 of 61
yes you can use esxtracts also but they have more alcohol than vodka content if that is your concern and also they wiill leave the taste i know people use lemon extract but it definately leaves the lemon flavour icon_smile.gif
post #29 of 61
I tried using pure almond extract once with the gel colors. It looked like watercolor paints that kids use. It was just a quick experiment on some scrap MMF I had. I plan on trying again.
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post #30 of 61
Thank you all so much! I'll have to try painting on cakes soon... maybe on the cake I'm going to make for church!
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