I made my grandsons first bday cake today. If you look in my photos (if its there yet) it is the sports themed one. I made the balls earlier in the week to allow them to dry. 3 days before the party I painted them with wilton color. The paint never dried. What do you all use to paint on fondant so it dries.
Maybe thinning it with vodka would help? But that again might change the shade. How about dusts dilluted in alcohol or airbrush colors?
I've used the paste colors with and without vodka to paint with. They've always dried for me. I use Americolor but that shouldn't matter.
I just made a tree stump cake (will post picture in a couple of hours after I deliver it). I squirted some brown (Cake Craft brand) in a styrofoam cup, added enought water to get it as thin as I needed and painted it on. It was almost dry in a couple of hours, when I left the shop, and was completely dry this morning.
I used Wilton right out of the container.. It never dried I will try all the suggestions you all mentioned thanks you
Straight Wilton colors can take a week or more to dry...at least they have for me. Another idea would be to use a food color marker or, if it's a piece that absolutely won't be eaten, like part of a topper, use a Crayola marker because it's so much cheaper.
I just posted the tree stump cake, if anyone wants to take a peek and see my paint job.