May 9, 2012

How to: paint on a fondant cake

You can create gourgeous paintings on your cake with edible food color.
Are you going to be the next Picasso?

What you need:
- Synthetic brushes
- Liquid, paste or powder food colors
- Rum, Wodka or other clear liquor
- Artist palette for your colors


Step 1: Once your cake is covered with fondant, paint a design on your cake with a food writer or non-toxic marker. 

Another way is to use metal or platic cutters as engravers to inprint the design on the fondant. If you are a good painter, you can also draw the design on a paper as an example. 

Step 2: Dilute the liquid, paste or powder food colors with rum, wodka or other clear liquor. Wodka works really good and you don't taste it. You can also use water to dilute but then the drying process is slower.

Step 3: Use different brushes for each color and different sizes of brushes. 

Step 4: The diffusion of colors to obtain light and dark contrasts can be done with another clean brush. 

Source: Nevie Pie Cakes