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Help! Uneven colour when painting onto fondant

post #1 of 5
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Hello all

 

I'm in need of some help urgently - I've got a cake due tomorrow morning (they are picking it up first thing) and its a go-kart which I've been painting the marking on but the colour (powdered food colour and vodka mixed together) hasn't been going on very well and the colour is now really blotchy.  I've been leaving it to dry and putting another coat on but its still looking uneven in colour.  I've never had this happen before and am not sure what to do.

 

Is there anything I can do???  I'm feeling a bit panicky as I haven't got much time to sort it out and all the shops are now closed (I'm in the UK and its 6pm here) so I can't go and get anything else to help. 

 

Can anybody give me any advice??  Thank you!

post #2 of 5
This is probably too late, but you could either mix the color thicker or use an airbrush. Painting on fondant can leave you with brush strokes and uneven color if it's too thin, or if the brush is too stiff. It's kind of a dicey thing to get a clean solid coat of color on large spaces.
post #3 of 5
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Thanks for your reply, I ended up putting thin layers of thicker paint on and that seemed to work (although had more trouble this morning with it when I touched a bit up then it refused to dry and the paint was still slightly wet on one bit at the front when they picked it up).  Ah well they picked it up and were happy with it but I didn't like the lumpy paint job.  Just added photos (the pink go-kart cake).  Is there anything else I can use to paint with if I ever have to paint a larger area again?

post #4 of 5

Just had a look at it and boy are you picky...............it looks SO perfect and your skulpting skills are amazing.  Hope to be as good as you some day.  :-)

post #5 of 5

to get a good solid coat you need the thicker "paint" and a fluffy, soft brush. That will be the best way to avoid drag marks in the color. But the easiest thing to do would be to used colored fondant to begin with, since there no way to 100% guarantee that the color will be even if you paint it on. Also, if someone touches the paint afterward, or if it gets wet, that spot could rub off, and there's no way to fix that 100% cleanly if it was painted on.

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