My husband and I own a bakery and coffee house. We do all kinds of cakes but all of my fondant work is self taught. I do pretty well but still have a lot of questions about techniques and products.
My big question right now is what type of coloring do you use to "paint" on fondant? I have thought about regular gel color but it seems like it would be to thick
I use regular gel color thinned down with vodka. It's better to thin with vodka than water because the water will melt the fondant but vodka evaporates before it can do that. If you can't use vodka, then a clear extract will work...lemon extract, almond extract, clear vanilla, etc...
You can use the regular gel colours like Wilton, just thin it out with vodka or extract. Don't use water, though!!!
How long must you wait for fondant covered cake to dry before u start painting
should the cake dry outside the fridge or inside the fridge
once the cake is painted should it dry outside the fridge or inside the fridge
any help is welcome TIA
AThere is a free video on Craftsy about hand painting on fondant covered cakes. I don't know what kind of fondant you use, they all setup differently. I haven't watched the video yet and hand painting is something I haven't done much of-just accent pieces and they're usually dry by the time I get to painting them or at least not super soft. I know refrigerating fondant covered cakes is debatable, it's something I do but others will tell you not to lol. I would worry about the colors bleeding though. There was a post a couple days ago about fondant covered cakes that were painted I'd refer to that.
Several threads should give you the answer