Painting Fondant?

Decorating By rb822 Updated 19 Dec 2010 , 10:43am by Evoir

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rb822 Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 9:57am
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one of my pieces of fondant that i need to attach to a cake came out much more gray looking than black. can i paint it w/ gel color? do i dilute it first? with what?
thanks for your help!

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mamakaat Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 10:15am
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Hello icon_smile.gif I don't know it you have black dust. Otherwise I would suggest dusting it more black. Or you can dissolve the dust in some Wodka and paint over it. But the color might not be the same as your other black pieces, so you turn out painting them all..
You can also dissolve some black gel in wodka (or lemon juice, or egg whites), but I find that's more aquarell like (if you know what I mean. The dust gives more of an oily feel to it depending on how much fluids you put in icon_smile.gif
Hope I helped. I would not paint the gel directly on the fondant. Don't use water icon_wink.gif

Good luck!

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Evoir Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 10:43am
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I would use a liquid food colouring OR airbrush colours. Both of these you use neat. Or yeah, use black petal dust with vodka/clear alcohol etc.

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