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Can you color fondant if its already on the cake?

post #1 of 11
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I covered my cakes in plain white fondant, however have decided that I wanted one to be blue. Once its on the cake can you color it? My thought was to 'paint' it. Please HELP icon_redface.gif
post #2 of 11
Airbrush or paint it would be the only options I would think of. Can you pull the fondant off the one tier and refondant it?
post #3 of 11
What Lisa said.
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post #4 of 11
i paint all the time, its actually goes on quite qucikly. Mix gel colour with a bit of alcohol based liquid such as vanilla extract or actual vodka (i try not to use this one if I dont have to) and its easy as pie. I use this technique when colouring large areas of red so I dont have to use a whole bottle of colour to get the bright red look. tip: painted cakes dont like heat, the colours starts to run so if the cake has far to travel or a long time out in room temp than id rethink the painting. hope this helps
post #5 of 11
I'd think that the problem with painting would be that it would look different than the other tiers. Maybe that's not a problem.
post #6 of 11
The only problem I have with painting after it's already on the cake is that I can't seem to get the color as even as I'd like.
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post #7 of 11
I agree mamwrobin!

Although, I painted the bows and ribbon on my last cake and I loved the affect since fabric isn't uniform. It give it a more realistic look. I think I'll paint all my ribbons and bows from now on.
post #8 of 11
I also agree... and at time you can get streaks....

you can use the sponge method and add some color that way.... that way it doesn't really have to be the exact match....

I haven't had much luck painting a cake... even when I see them doing it on tv I don't like the streaks that the brush leaves... it might be the wrong brush I don't know...

but I would do the sponge method or maybe do pleats in the color you want going down all around the cake. that is a decoration that is being used a lot these days... sorta like vertical fondant strips going all around slightly overlapping each other...

hth
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post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much everyone! I love all the great advice. I'm new to decorating as well and love it, but definitely have a lot to learn. Ok, off to work in my cake...wish me luck! ::fingers crossed::
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by PinkLisa

I agree mamwrobin!

Although, I painted the bows and ribbon on my last cake and I loved the affect since fabric isn't uniform. It give it a more realistic look. I think I'll paint all my ribbons and bows from now on.



I am so going to do that. Thanks for the tip thumbs_up.gif
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post #11 of 11
Let us know how it goes!
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