Create Valentine dishes with edible paint | How About Orange

January 24, 2012

Create Valentine dishes with edible paint

For a party or special dinner, try decorating plain dishes with icing. Designs will be perfectly edible, and if you make a mistake while painting, just lick it off and start over. (Don't tell anyone your tongue made contact with their plate.)

To make this "paint," I mixed 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of water, and 2 drops of liquid food coloring. Apply with a paintbrush. If needed, run your fingernail around any wiggly edges to smooth them out before they dry.


55 comments:

patricia said...

Love this Jessica! I totally want to do this!

Jessica Jones said...

I bet kids would like it. Or big kids like us. :)

Catrin said...

That is awesome... I love this... and not only for Valentine... Great Idea... Thanks for sharing
Greetings from Germany
Catrin

Sonja said...

great idea! Thank you for sharing!

rachel renner said...

:P laughing about the licking. Very cool.

Flora said...

This is such a great idea !!! This could be so cute for a surprise ! I'm really thinking of doing a special dinner using this idea !
Thanks so much !

Panda8ngel said...

Great idea! Now white dishes are in right now too. The only thing is if you had to put salty food on top, I would think it would get a little sweet. Too bad you can't make the icing more savory.

Jennifer said...

this is a great idea....A+J, already personalized for me and my husband! :D

Cinna said...

Wow, simple and beautiful!!!

LC said...

cute idea. great job -- works for any occasion.

kriscard said...

so, so simple, lovely + clever! thank you for sharing your great ideas! :)

Danee said...

that is the cutest thing.

Grandma G said...

Aww... so SWEET!

(How many time did you lick Alex's? I won't tell him!)

Mum

jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

this is such a sweet idea!

EllenQ said...

This is so clever! I can't justify buying lots of plates for different different holidays, but I could do this!

ViiriƤinen said...

Speechless. This will solve everything, forever.

Steph said...

What a great (and simple) idea! I think I might do this for my girls' Valentine's Day breakfast plates!

jodi kahn said...

I read your blog all the time, but I just had to comment on these plates. They are SO CUTE!!! I love this idea. Thank you for sharing it!

AprilAllYear said...

Brilliant! I just love simple but WOWEE ideas like this. Can't wait to plan my V-Day party with some of these accents.

Lesley said...

You have such amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing them :-)

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh how fun! I think this would be sweet at any point in the year. Maybe draw up some colorful balloons to accompany a piece of birthday cake?

Anonymous said...

You could, maybe, substitute the powdered sugar with corn starch. It will go with the savory dishes as well.
Thanks for the cute idea.

PEPI said...

A wonderful idea. My daughter would love this while drinking her milk!

Marie said...

"Don't tell anyone your tongue made contact with their plate." - Hilarious!!! Thanks for the early morning laugh!

Sakthi said...

Brilliant! It's made even cleverer by being so simple :) Thanks!

seelvana said...

so great and easy! yay!

thanx =)

mer said...

Brilliant Jessica. So great to meet you as well!

JoeGirl said...

Love this idea! In the past, I have used kids washable markers to write names or draw doodles along the outside border of dishes as place markers (not where food would touch), to rave reviews. This is a fun, safe and unexpected way to add some pizzazz to any meal :)

Miranda said...

What a cool idea! Looks so cute!

Joana R. said...

Absolutely delicious! The greatest idea for Valentine's Day.

A kiss from Portugal and Congratulations for the fantastic blog!

Stephanie [Luxe Boulevard Bridal] said...

I was just thinking the other day I wanted to paint dishes but have them edible. Does this wash off once you clean them?

Jessica Jones said...

Completely.

sigit hermawan said...

nice picture

alex said...

What a fun and fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing.

MamaHolt said...

What a great idea!

Margot Madison Creative said...

Love the hearts on the cups. Super cute idea!

Anonymous said...

http://www.designsponge.com/2012/01/orange-you-glad-this-pen-exists.html

You'll love this one! An orange pen!

able mabel said...

Oh how fun!! Might have to try this!

Astrabox said...

The greatest idea for Valentine's Day

CJ said...

What a fabulous and fun idea!

Anonymous said...

did you use a stencil for the letters?

Mary Beth Rust - Art.Fashion.Furniture. said...

I love it! We're going to try it for sure this year.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That's just great ... thanks for sharing the idea!

Kelly said...

This is wonderful! Mainly because you've found a way to paint with SUGAR. Bless you.

Jessica Jones said...

I love sugar. :)

Anonymous, nope, I freehanded.

Festive Party Girl said...

What a fun idea. This would be great to personalize dishes for a party. Love this!

Ridgely's Radar said...

SO adorable!

mijbil said...

So brilliant! Just shared on my blog, many thanks! :)

http://mijbilcreatures.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I love the idea, but the suggestion of LICKING someone else's plate is unbelievable. I hope none of you actually do this.

Jessica Jones said...

That was a joke.

Micah and Katie said...

I love this!!! I did it this morning with the kids and it was so much fun. I can't wait to show off my decorated plate tomorrow at a valentines party!!

asiathinksthings said...

I love the idea! shame I found it today! will be perfect for the Valentine's Day 2013 ;)

Kathy @ Merriment Design said...

Genius idea, Jessica! Absolutely love it to bits.

vixen Made said...

This is so fun!! I shared it on my blog too: http://www.vixenmade.com/2014/02/15-valentines-day-party-diys.html

Jessica Jones said...

Great!

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