Painting Over Black Or Dark Fondant

Decorating By ylescu Updated 31 Aug 2016 , 3:49am by Creativeconfectioner

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ylescu Posted 19 Aug 2016 , 9:46pm
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Has anyone had luck with this?

I have dark blue and black fondant that I'd like to paint mexican flowers on. Is there a particular way to mix paste or gel colors to get it to show up on the fondant? And is there a way to avoid it getting streaky-looking? When I try to paint over what I've already painted it either gets streaky or the paint gets pulled off/erased/ or lifted, if that makes any sense. 

Hope someone has some tips to share :) TIA!

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-K8memphis Posted 20 Aug 2016 , 10:35am
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i don't do a lot of painting on fondant -- i understand your problem -- i often use alcohol and airbrush color for painting but i guess that's in my airbrush mostly -- what are you thinning the color with?

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ylescu Posted 20 Aug 2016 , 12:25pm
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I'm using vodka to thin the paste color. I'm also thinking of mixing in some white gel paste to increase the opacity of the paint, but somehow I can't keep the color from lifting off whenever I brush over a portion I want to darken or thicken.

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-K8memphis Posted 20 Aug 2016 , 3:33pm
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oh i tell yah -- white color is the weirdest product imaginable -- i would recommend ditching it -- food color is not like paint at all -- try it without the white -- see how that goes

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LizzieAylett Posted 22 Aug 2016 , 5:03pm
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Try using cocoa butter as a base for the "paint" instead?

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chocolate0 Posted 22 Aug 2016 , 5:59pm
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Thinned down food coloring would not work, logically. It works on white because the color easily shows through, but I'd probably make a shortening based buttercream and color it very vividly, and then paint it on very thick, and if possible, use colors that contrast with the background (yellow, red, ect.)

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Creativeconfectioner Posted 31 Aug 2016 , 3:49am
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When ever I stencil lace on ivory cakes,  I use americolour white in the royal icing mix to ensure a true opaque white...otherwise the fondant colour comes through....I think this idea would also work with gel colours.....I found a blog that actually tried it....hope it helps :)

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