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Melting and mixing paints

Post by SaraM on Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:36 am

I have a bunch of almost finished cakes in various shades. I don't want to just mush all of the pinks together because there is a lot of variety in color. I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried melting, mixing, and re-potting paints so they end with one solid color. I know they will melt and mix, i'm just wondering what the end consistency will be like.
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Post by LittleMonsters on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:14 pm

I had to do that with red and white to make pink for a rainbow cake since I didn't have any left. It was VERY messy, but it worked.... I just used my fingers and went to town! Then I squeezed it all back into an empty container and squished it up against the side so that I had the right height and width of the piece I needed and put it in the fridge to harder some. Had no issues with this.
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Post by SaraM on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:20 pm

Hmm, I think i'll have to try. I'll post my results.
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Post by LittleMonsters on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:22 pm

Gloves *might* be a good idea to use... but I'm not sure if you might find yourself wasting more on the gloves than on your fingers. I found the consistency of the paint to be almost like caulking...
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Re: Melting and mixing paints

Post by jlirie on Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:33 pm

i have also had good results just mushing them together. you can also use a small spatula, butter knife, or back of a spoon, and "cream" them together until they are uniformly blended, like mixing cookie dough.

not sure about the melting idea, some ingredients might not re-solidify properly, but i'm just guessing.
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Post by pattyofurniture on Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:58 pm

I have taken colors and put them in a plastic ziplock baggie and then sprayed them with water and mushed it around until it was the consistency of frosting.  Then snipped the bottom corner and used it as a piping bag to smooth the color paste into the container.  Let it dry out a few days and then it's ready to use like normal.
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