I'm going to attempt to paint on fondant for the first time, it's pretty much just smudges of color so I'm fairly confident in my ability. But I want to "tape off" little lines in it, like you would on a canvas or wall, so that when the tape is removed those areas are still white. I hope that makes sense. Any suggestions on what t use to "tape off" fondant?
hmm interesting question what about some real thin white chocolate? you might have to wipe it off a bit and it would be permanent it wouldn't really peel off cleanly --
i've pondered this before and never came up with anything -- can't wait to see some good answers
I don't think actually sticking something on will work. It would probably pull or tear the fondant. It would probably work better to just hold a strip of Plastic to the fondant and paint or blot color around it.
wax? have to play around with that -- meaning you not me heheheh
i don't think it would work though
blue painters tape :)
The thin chocolate would be a good idea if I can't work something else out.
What is an anti stencil?
I thought about painters tape but somebody asked about that before and most peopl agreed there are chemicals in the sticky stuff, but idk?
I would use shortening on the back of a strip of wax paper. The shortening should help reduce any seepage under the paper and help it stick.
Now that's good idea FrostedMoon. I'm gonna experiment with that!
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
I wasn't serious about the blue tape --
an antistencil is a term i think i just coined (but it might have already existed) but just in response to pastrybaglady's post (#3) where a stencil of course is a sheet of plastic with holes cut out -- pastrybaglady's idea is to block out areas with cut outs so it's an 'anti' stencil
If you cut strips of white fondant and adhere them with shortening, you can easily peel them off after the paint dries. Just make sure that they are stuck well on the edges. Any shininess will disappear after a few hours.
Jessica Harris uses THIS tape on fondant:
Here's the post (and video) on her blog, where it's featured:
I love Jessica Harris, but I don't see anywhere in her video or on the info for the tape that it is food safe. Guessing it probably won't kill anyone, but I'm a stickler for that sort of thing.
Here is a link to a Colette Peters video where she uses Scotch tape for painting stripes.
I've done this before for a football t-shirt that I didn't want to just stick coloured lines of fondant on top. I needed the t-shirt to be navy with white stripes. I cut out the lines to the sizes I wanted out of baking paper and stuck them onto the t-shirt with crisco. I then airbrushed the cake navy and was left with beautiful white lines.
I thought about using fondant, but I was worried it will stick and not peel off cleanly.
And I agree, I don't want to use any kind of actual tape, I have no idea what the sticky backing. ..
Claire138 someone suggested doing that and I am going to experiment with some scrap fondant today but I'm glad to know that it should work! Ty
You're welcome, good luck!
For the record, my fondant suggestion works.
Also for the record, no tape [the glue portion] is considered food safe. It's probably not a big deal, but when there are food safe options they should always be used.
hey, i haven't tried it but they used to have a pre-greased aluminum foil too -- just tossing ideas out into the idea pot
This is my firs hand painted cake, so be nice lol I just thought someone might be interested to know how it turned out. I used wax paper to cut out the lines and glued it to the fondant with vegetable shortening. Some of the color bled under the paper but that was my fault for not being careful. Not my design, customer gave me a pic to copy.
you did great -- waxed paper -- perfect -- thanks so much for confirming/revealing your good method and letting us view your lovely work
I make my own stencils using OHP (overhead projector) sheets. They are durable and can be reused, simple to wipe clean after painting. But It is good to hear the waxed paper method works just as well. Thank you.
shockolta -- this was the opposite of a stencil -- she blocked out the white area