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Topic: Painting with Food Coloring - Fondant Cake
arouech 05/07/2010 11:20 AM
After investigation, i found that I have to mix my food coloring with alcohol, but what type of alcohol? What is really the BEST way to paint with food coloring? What brands are good to use? This is my 1st time -painting with food coloring, or working with fondant in that matter. HELP!
kakesbyk 05/07/2010 11:25 AM
You can mix your colors with vanilla to paint with. Vanilla has alcohol in it. I use Wilton colors, Wilton clear vanilla (I am a Wilton girl, LOL!), I just put some color into a paint tray and add vanilla, mix and paint! EXTREMELY easy! If you want to use alcohol, vodka is fine, (one sip for you ~ some to paint, only kidding, but it does make your painting look SOOO MUCH better! LOL)
cutedoggie 05/07/2010 12:42 PM
Hey, I always wanted to know about painting fondant. I am also new to the site and am finding out so much here. I have a few questions as well.

1 - Can you also paint gum paste?

2 - Is vodka better than vanilla for painting?

3 - Any other advice.

4 - What exactly would you paint? I just bought the gum paste flower kit and it uses chalk. Could you use paint instead?

Thanks so much!
BlackWidowNor 05/07/2010 12:49 PM
Well, vodka - once evaporated - has no taste to it. Obviously, vanilla does.

You could paint on gumpaste - I'm not sure if it would leave it shiny though.