How Do I Paint Candy Clay?

Sugar Work By sandy1 Updated 9 May 2012 , 6:38pm by BlakesCakes

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sandy1 Posted 8 May 2012 , 2:33pm
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I made an eagle head out of white candy clay, now I need to paint the beak yellow. I'm not sure what to use to do this. Any advise will be appreciated!!
TIA, Sandy

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Marianna46 Posted 8 May 2012 , 3:17pm
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I think you need to used oil-based color for this (Wilton candy colors, for example). The water-based ones (your typical paste and gel food colorings) will probably only bead up. I know you need oil-based colors for tinting chocolate, but I've never had to paint a candy clay figure, so obviously this is just a guess. Would you have time to experiment on a little piece of candy clay with water- and oil-based colors to see what would work?

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BlakesCakes Posted 9 May 2012 , 6:38pm
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Powdered colors mixed with lemon extract or Everclear work beautifully.


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