Create Your Own Masterpieces With This Stunning Range Of Designer Edible Paints
March 24th, 2016
We love this vibrant range of 15 easy-to-use edible paints which have been developed by Squires Kitchen alongside expert cake artist, Natasha Collins. These versatile food paints have a smooth, streak-free consistency which is ideal for painting directly onto sugarpaste (rolled fondant), modelling paste or marzipan so that you can paint beautiful designs straight onto cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
Natasha has specially selected all the paint colours in the range, choosing a contemporary colour palette of popular shades that she regularly uses on her cakes. The paints can be used straight from the pot for bold colours like the brown markings on this giraffe model where we used the Conker Brown edible paint colouring.
The new edible paints are fully intermixable and dry quickly, so it’s easy to layer up colours and create detailed designs. Add water or rejuvenator spirit to dilute the colours and create a range of exquisite tones and use white paint straight from the pot to create highlights.
To create this colourful bunting, cut pieces of bunting using Sattina 3 in 1 modelling paste and leave to dry for a couple of hours. Design your patterns on paper first then carefully paint them onto the icing bunting using a fine brush.
Because the paints have a smooth, streak-free consistency, you can colour white sugar flowers to suit your colour theme. Dilute the colour with a little rejuvenator spirit to achieve the correct shade you require and quickly brush over the petals with a soft brush. You can also paint leaves, stamens and add small detail to the flowers like the dots in the centre of this lily.
Practice makes perfect, so the more you can practice painting flowers and foliage on paper, the more confident you will feel painting straight onto a cake. However, if you still feel too nervous to paint directly onto a cake, paint onto icing plaques which can then be attached.
15 easy-to-use paints in vibrant colours that are gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians.