Guest Instructor Angela Nino of The Painted Box shows how to make edible watercolor washes.
Edible watercolor is the perfect medium to use on pretty much anything. Fondant, gumpaste, modeling chocolate, royal icing, wafer paper and more. The colors react very much like real watercolors and because it’s made with alcohol, the liquid evaporates very quickly leaving behind only the color. This is really important because if you use water, the liquid tends to dissolve the sugar and cause a soppy mess.
I first learned about edible watercolor from the amazing Angela Nino of The Painted Box. She makes these incredible cookies with gorgeous artistic watercolor effects. She’s an artist at heart and her cookies are her medium. I was so excited when she shared this recipe with us because it really has become a staple in my cake decorating and I owe it all to her genius 😀
Check out the full tutorial on how to make edible watercolors below
Edible Watercolor Recipe
- 4 ounces everclear or other high-proof grain alcohol
- 1 Tablespoon food coloring
- Place your food coloring into a glass jar
- Pour in your Everclear
- Mix and cover with the lid. Let the mixture cure overnight.
- Strain out the gel clumps. Now your edible water color is ready to use.