Quick Fondant Paint How-To


  • 1 Tablespoon Lemonade (or vodka…most of my cakes are kid cakes so I feel a little weird about using vodka and lemonade works great)
  • Gel Food Coloring (color(s) to meet your specific designing needs.



  1. Put lemonade in a shallow dish or palate
  2. Start adding your first gel color, remember you can always add more, so use a toothpick and dip it into the color and stir the lemonade with this.
  3. Add the color or combination of colors until you achieve your desired color.


To paint the griddle marks on the pictures above I used:

brown as my base color, and added golden yellow, copper and a VERY SMALL amount of burgundy to make the colors you see on my son’s cake top and sides.

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