Painting on Fondant
Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:46 PM
I've been playing around with some options and am not satisfied with the results so far. Luster dust has too much shimmer, petal dust is too flat; painting with straight paste or my liqui-gel colors stays tacky. The plan is to mark the outlines with a scribing tool, paint the blocks and then do the outlines in black royal icing. I know if I got really desperate, I could do the edible image thing, but I really don't want to because the rest of this cake is pretty wild and it just wouldn't look right.
Has anyone ever used a cocoa butter/powder color "paint"? Any guidelines.. advice.. warnings? Last night, I was flipping through channels and caught a brief segment on the FoodNetwork - the show was at Disney and they showed someone painting a floral vine on a fondant cake and I thought they said cocoa butter....
Posted 18 June 2005 - 06:20 PM
Posted 18 June 2005 - 06:26 PM
Posted 18 June 2005 - 08:12 PM
2. Gel or liquid food color mixed with the alcohol.
3. When Colette was 'painting' a fondant covered cake for that cake competition she was sponging the color on with something, if I remember correctly.
4. Use the dusts to enhance the colors after the paint dries.
I vote for #1.
I used colored cocoa butter as ink once for coloring a stamp I was using--I would to need to refine that technique before I tried it again
Umm, I've used straight color before to paint with and it dried in a few hours. It would sure dry at least by overnight for me. And I didn't even use my trusty hair dryer Honest! Air dried!
Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:39 AM
Yes, K8, Colette used a paper towel or a J cloth or something to blot on the colour, I finally got to see that show yesterday.
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