Painting Fondant

Decorating By lasher Updated 7 Feb 2009 , 2:27am by tracey1970

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lasher Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 12:14am
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What is the best way to paint fondant w/out investing in airbrush equipment? I have never tried it but am making a cake w/ butterflies & can't think of any other way to color them.

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ddaigle Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 1:28am
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You have a couple options. You can do the brush embroidery method (my hummingbird cake) or use your luster dusts straight with a brush or diluted with vodka.

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tracey1970 Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 2:27am
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I've painted on fondant with lustre dust diluted by vodka. I also use gel icing colours slightly diluted with vodka. I tried painting with just straight gel colour, but I found them a bit gummy and hard to spread around. Once I diluted with a few drops of vodka, it worked better. The colour was just as vibrant but much easier to paint with.

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