As I’ve worked on cakes and cookies over the years, I’ve had many instances where painting on cookies or pieces of fondant makes so much more sense than making 6 bags of different colored icings, or piping tiny details.
I quickly got sick of attempting to paint directly with food dye, which can easily end up way too dark, and is difficult to control. So I experimented over the years and developed this simple recipe that works much more like an actual paint!
Just like with real paint, this can be used by all levels of skill, for all kinds of results! Wherever you’re at with your painting skills, I guarantee you can find some use for this recipe in your cake or cookie decorating.
If you are a skilled artist, it is also fantastic for highly detailed cookies or fondant pieces. You can get so much more detail with a tiny brush than with a tiny decorating tip!
Feel free to comment with any questions you may have. Tag me in your works of art!
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I'll leave you with this gallery of everything I've used my cookie and fondant paint to create!