Painting Details Onto Fondant

Decorating By Heatherly30 Updated 31 Jan 2009 , 2:24am by __Jamie__

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Heatherly30 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 2:08am
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Oh I could scream...I have been working on small fondant animals all night and my 2 year old ruined them. I had painted dots of black for eyes, nose, etc. She found them, and now her hands, face, and everything else is black! Grrr...

I know I have read that I should mix the color with vodka. Now I'm a bit confused with what kind of color...gel, powder? I have black Wilton gel color. Can I combine this with vodka? What consistency should it be? How long should it take to dry?

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doughdough Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 2:15am
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If it's black gel, you can just paint it as-is, but for quicker drying time you can put a couple drops of vodka with a tiny bit of the black and you should be good to go.

I use a shot glass (and NO I'm not a big drinker! LOL) for mixing my colors in.

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__Jamie__ Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 2:24am
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I learned a biiiiiig lesson last night. Unmixed red dries to look like caked blood. Barf!

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