Painting Fondant

Decorating By clever_girl1971 Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 11:09pm by CakeDiva73

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clever_girl1971 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 8:52pm
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I am fairly new to this site and I was just wondering, what are the rules regarding painting fondant? Do the colors ever bleed? (That one is the most important question I have about this whole subjuect...) What should you/should you not use as far as products go? Gel vs liquid food color vs moistened color dust, etc...Anybody? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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angienajjar Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 10:40pm
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Hey there,
Fondant can be painted with gel food colour that has been mixed with alcohol, I use Vodka, and applied with a soft artist's brush. I also use pearl dust mixed with alcohol to paint fondant.
Yes it will bleed, one colour into the next, so if you are doing a 'stained glass' design, you need to wait for each colour to dry. The fondant also must be dry to the touch before beginning (i usually wait 24 hours)....
Good luck

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shorty56 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 10:41pm
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well, technically my DH painted this cake, but i watched him do it! LOL. he used americolor gel colors thinned just a tad with vodka. he used round and flat angled art brushes. if you let them dry they don't bleed at all.
i'll attach a pic

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ShopGrl1128 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 11:04pm
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WOW Shorty56 that cake is GORGEOUS!!! icon_eek.gif
You should seriously promote this technique as a specialty of your business...Kudoz to your DH... thumbs_up.gif

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CakeDiva73 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 11:09pm
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If you want a more watercolor effect, you can use airbrush colors and paint those on. I prefer that since they are already in liquid form and I can add a drop of each to mix colors.....I also had a 10 pack for the longest time with no airbrush so I had to make use of 'em! icon_smile.gif

And they sell this airbrush gold that is fantastic for adding gold effects without using/messing with dusts & vodka. I use two coats and it looks like real gold - way cheap too. I think the bottle was $8. HTH

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