Painting On Gumpaste?

Decorating By mom2c-m Updated 2 Apr 2009 , 10:02pm by nannie

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mom2c-m Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:31pm
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My nephew is really into the Civil War and I am making his cake for Sunday. It's just a small cake (half of a 9x13). I'm also making another cake for my niece.

There are a couple of revolvers and a civil war hat that I'd like to make and I'd rather not make lots of different colors of gumpaste. Can I make the hat and guns out of white gumpaste and then just paint it? If I'm painting it can I just use a mixture of vodka and gel colors? If I wanted to add dusting powder would I just add while the colors are wet or would I mix those with the vodka also?


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nannie Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 10:02pm
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sounds like a great cake idea

I've done that a little of this and yes I just mixed a tiny bit of gel color, vodka and the dusting powder all together.

you might want to have a bit of spare fondant and test the color on it before you color your figures.

hope this helps

be sure and post pics

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