Still some what new to all this...
The client wants a cream cheese frosting filling... i am hoping to cover the cake on thursday in fondant. Is it ok to put the cake in the fridge once its covered? Or do i even need to keep it cold because of the cream cheese frosting?
Also, If i want to paint on the fondant.. can i just thin my gel colors with vodka? Or do i use dusts? Or is there some special paint i should use??
I'm not sure about the fondant, since I don't have much experience using it.
However - the cream cheese frosting does require refrigeration.
Yes, you will need to refrigerate cream cheese filling. If you mix your luster dust with vodka, they work terrific for painting, but gels will work as well. The difference is that the gels stay "gummy" for awhile, especially when refrigerated and then taken out of the fridge. The fondant will sometimes get a little condensation...don't touch it and it will reabsorb.
Christy, I never put my fondant covered cakes in the fridge. I heard that they will sweat, and if you are painting on the fondant, that would not be good! But I personally don't have any experience with that ~ maybe someone else does?
You can used gel colors to pain on the fondant, and you really don't have to water them down, either. Check out my "Scream" cake in my gallery ~ I did that all with colored piping gel, no watering down at all. (I purposely "globbed" some of the gel on to get the look I wanted.) You can also thin out some color paste and paint with those. You can also color some royal icing and use that. Really, I think it depends on what "medium" you want to use ~ some mix up like watercolors, some like oil paints, and so on. HTH!