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How do I make edible paint?

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looking for how to make edible pain to paint on fondant or paint cake thanks
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Hi, What I use is petal or pearl dust mixed with a little lemon extract. I add a little color or you can use a dust that has a color. You can also brush the dry dust on sometimes according to the desired effects. I hope this helps.
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Gel color mixed with vodka will give you a water color effect.
If you want a matte finish then you can mix gel color with a drop of white and some vodka then add powdered sugar until it's the consistency of poster paint.
It covers completely, just like acrylics and dries matte.
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You can also mix dust colours with a little clear alcohol ( eg vodka ), the alcohol evaporates really quickly leaving just the painted effect on the cake
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thanks so much I am learning so much from this website!
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how much gel food color and vodka would you use? i think i add to much vodka when i do it or maybe just not enough color or too much color because i never knew the actual amount you are suppose to use..
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thanks so much I am learning so much from this website!
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Originally Posted by cakeninja82 View Post

Gel color mixed with vodka will give you a water color effect.
If you want a matte finish then you can mix gel color with a drop of white and some vodka then add powdered sugar until it's the consistency of poster paint.
It covers completely, just like acrylics and dries matte.


What do you mean when you say "white"? White frosting, egg white, marrange powder, or just white gel color?

Mary Grace: Hobby Cake Decorator at www.agapecakes.wordpress.com "My Journey threw learning, and loving, to make custom cakes."
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Mary Grace: Hobby Cake Decorator at www.agapecakes.wordpress.com "My Journey threw learning, and loving, to make custom cakes."
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post #9 of 12
There's a great free Craftsy class about painting on cakes, they use white food color gel.
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how much gel food color and vodka would you use? i think i add to much vodka when i do it or maybe just not enough color or too much color because i never knew the actual amount you are suppose to use..

You should get one (or more) of those china plates with small wells that artists use.  To mix any one colour, you would put a drop of gel into one well, and mix in the vodka drop by drop.  The right amount is when you get the right shade using your paintbrush onto a scrap of fondant. 

 

Every paint job is going to take a different amount. You should always test on the actual fondant you used to cover the cake or item that you want to paint, because the actual shade will change if the base fondant has a tint.

 

If you need more paint, then you would start with more gel. Of course you can mix a larger amount and store it in tightly capped bottles.

post #11 of 12
BakingIrene described the mixing best. Sadly, it's not exact. You have to kind of play with it.

Crafty has an awesome free class on this. The beginning is a bit long, but she really explains all the steps especially mixing.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

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You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #12 of 12

I have found that paste colors work better than gel. I use either vodka or grain alcohol.
 

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