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debster Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 4:41pm
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Is there a way to write on fondant if you have a couple lines to write and don't have an edible image maker? Thanks to all your GREAT!!!!!! What would I use and so forth.........................

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debster Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 4:50pm
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I need help professional help............... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif You people that do designs on fondant painting how is it done wouldn't that work to write?

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sandie Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 4:54pm
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Here's a bump to help you.

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mewie Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:00pm
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bump!

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crisseyann Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:01pm
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I personally have never done this, but I recall seeing some posts where people have thinned gel colors with water or even used them full strength, and painted onto fondant with a fine brush. Not sure if this would help you or not. Good luck. icon_smile.gif

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rstml Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:01pm
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I don't use edible markers. I instead use gel food coloring thinned just a bit with alcohol and then use a very fine tipped painters brush to write with.

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ccr03 Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:03pm
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BUmp.

I'm not a pro at fondant, but couldn't you just thin out and pipe on BC or Royal icing?

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crisseyann Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:04pm
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I apologize...do NOT thin with water. I did a search and came up with people that advise against water as it can melt the fondant. As rstml stated, use a clear alcohol to thin.

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goal4me Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:04pm
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You can paint on fondant using regular cake colors, WIlton or Americolor
undiluted and a clean paintbrush that has not been used for non food projects. It is easy and produces nice results.

have fun...

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chaptlps Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:06pm
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Just use the liquid food colors with an artists watercolor round brush, it comes to a nice tip. And with a little practice you could make really nice scripts and fonts with it. Just get a size 3 or 4 artists watercolor synthetic sable brush (gold taklon is really good) at the local hobby shop or hobby lobby. Practice on some paper before you start on the cake.

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debster Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 5:14pm
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Thanks that's what I needed to know so I can't thin with water, now to work on my writing...................you all are thumbs_up.gif

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mqguffey Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 8:35pm
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You can also paint on fondant with luster and petal dusts mixed with a drop or two of alcohol or lemon extract. Fun!

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mqguffey Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 8:36pm
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You can also paint on fondant with luster and petal dusts mixed with a drop or two of alcohol or lemon extract. Fun!

Just don't try it with Wilton's shimmer dust. Often confused, but not the same thing!

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qtcakes Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 8:59pm
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i just wrote on fondant today!! what a coincidence, i used, a non-toxic sharpie felt pen. NON-TOXIC.
it worked great and didnt bleed.
i will see if i can get the photo attached.
attachment wouldnt work, too many pixels. i will see if hubby can help.

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mqguffey Posted 10 Mar 2007 , 11:53pm
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Try this site for shrinking pics: http://www.shrinkpictures.com/

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aine2 Posted 11 Mar 2007 , 1:56pm
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I'm probably too late in responding to this to help you out but I use royal icing all the time to write on my cakes and I only work with fondant (sugar paste where I come from!) I make royal icing with powdered egg white, icing sugar and water and mix it until it is soft peak.....pull up the icing with a spoon and it should just droop! icon_wink.gif This is perfect for writing. I use a size 1.5 icing tip. Next time I do it I'll take some photos if that'll help! PM me if you like and I'll send them to you. thumbs_up.gif

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