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Can you use regular paint on fondant?

post #1 of 11
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I painted a cake using airbrush colors, but I have to finish it somewhere without them. Can I use regular paint to finish it? It's mostly just details, but I need to know if it will mess up the fondant or anything like that..
post #2 of 11
If by "regular paint" you mean regular food color gel, (or dust) yes. Usually you would mix the color with lemon juice or a clear alcohol (vodka) then paint it on the fondant.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Nope, I mean acrylic or watercolor paint.
post #4 of 11
No, you can not. You can ONLY use food colors as suggested by spuddysmom. And I am curious. When you say that you used airbrush colors, do you mean regualr paint colors or did you use food colors?
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by xSabrinaLee

Nope, I mean acrylic or watercolor paint.



Hmm, I guess April 1st is almost here, eh?
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
I think I should have mentioned that it's a styrofoam cake and just for display. I'm not seriously going to paint a real cake with that! icon_redface.gif
post #7 of 11
So happy that you cleared that up icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 11
lol, in that case... if no one's eating it... paint away with whatever I'd say
post #9 of 11
I'd choose the watercolor. The acrylic won't give you the food color look. IMO acrylic will look too plastic like.

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post #10 of 11
I have used acrylic with great esults for dummy cake
post #11 of 11

fondant holds up to acrylic paints?  I have a dummy cake that I need to be gold, but I don't want to spend all that money on edible lustre sprays...I thought I might try spray paint from home depot or acrylic paints on top of the fondant...

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