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post #31 of 61
i tried to mix luster dust with vodka last night to paint on a cake, but the consistency i got was very strange and it took a lot of work to get it to look right. seems like maybe i used too much vodka?

does anyone know the best way to mix the powdered colors to get it to the right consistency?
post #32 of 61
I have used the gel colors in everclear and it worked, but the gel color seemed to become gritty and the color was not as vibrant as I had hoped and the mixture a bit thin. Also the brown color I was using went on green and then dried to a brown (I almost had a heart attack the first time!) Does the corn syurp help prevent the grittiness?
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post #33 of 61
Airbrush colors mixed with everclear work like crazy. They are developed to be liquid. No worries.
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post #34 of 61
where can i buy powdered colors in usa or mexico? I live south texas or north tamaulipas.
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post #35 of 61
Can you use Wilton's concentrated paint mixed with Vodka to paint as well? Or can it only be gel?
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post #36 of 61
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Originally Posted by LilyBlossom

Can you use Wilton's concentrated paint mixed with Vodka to paint as well? Or can it only be gel?

I meant concentrated paste
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post #37 of 61
Does anyone know if I hand paint tree branches on fondant, if the color will run once the cake is set out for presentation and comes to room temperature?
post #38 of 61
Thanks so much for all the info. Now can I ask what type brushes to use. I have not had much success with painting on fondant and I am wondering if part of my problem is the brushes I am using. Thanks in advance.
post #39 of 61
I use clear vanilla extract, but you can use any type of alcohol-based liquid (e.g. vodka, lemon extract) I just generally always have clear vanilla extract on hand...where I'm not a drinker, so I don't generally have alcohol in my house. So the vanilla is just a matter of convenience.
post #40 of 61
Where can i buy the powder or gel to paint the fondant?
post #41 of 61

Can kids eat those fondant that mixs with Vodka? I am making a fondant cake for my kids' birthday, I am looking for how to paint on those hermit crab shell I am gonna make on the cake. Is there other way to paint it? Thank you!

post #42 of 61
Yes, kids can eat fondant that has been painted with vodka/food color mixture. The alcohol all evaporates out.
post #43 of 61
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post #44 of 61

Craftsy has a free class on painting on fondant.  Her is the link if you are interested:  http://www.craftsy.com/class/the-hand-painted-cake/180

post #45 of 61

I am new to all this and have managed to use lustre dust and alcohol to paint on my gum paste but when the alcohol evaporates the lustre dust turns back to powder. This wouldn't normally be a problem but unfortunately it comes off on your fingers if you handle it, not good if you've painted black. Can anyone help?????

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