What Is Best?

Decorating By sarahkate80 Updated 11 Aug 2009 , 11:06pm by Texas_Rose

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sarahkate80 Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:02pm
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Is it better to color fondant or gumpaste before you make figures or to paint it later. And, now, with all on my plate, "better" now means "easier." Thanks!

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Texas_Rose Posted 11 Aug 2009 , 11:06pm
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It depends on your painting skills and how long you have for the pieces to dry. Sometimes the paint can take a while, especially if you use undiluted gel colors. And if you touch it before it's dry, then you have a white mark where there's no paint. The longest it's taken anything I've made to dry is a week...my husband was helping me and couldn't wait for me to color the fondant black, so we had to paint it.

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