What paint to use on Cakes
I have been painting on cakes for over 7 years and in that time I have tried a few methods of cake painting. Here are the two methods that I use the most to paint on to fondant covered cakes:
Painting with Food colouring/Gel Pastes
The first time I painted onto fondant icing I used Sugar flair Gel pastes mixed with alcohol.
This works really well and its very easy to create a paint, just mix the two on a palette or plate and you have a paint mix! This method is great if you want
to paint a very simple design.
Painting with Cocoa Butter and Food Dusts
My favourite cake painting method is to mix edible food dusts with melted cocoa butter. This creates a lovely edible paint.
This can be used on fondant/sugarpaste or chocolate covering.
I love using this method because you can make the painting really stand out and look like a real painting. It also dries quickly too, which is a great help if you don't have much time.
Now that you know what to use why not have a go a painting something simple on to a cake, want to learn more? Click on the button below!
Painting Cakes and teaching the art of Cake painting!