I am by no means actually GOOD at making these cakes, but it's still very fun for me! I would love to practice more and as I'm really trying to work on my diet, I'll probably do that by making them and giving them to others! I certainly wouldn't be restrained enough to have cake in the house all the time!
Anyway, I just read today that you can paint food coloring onto fondant!!! I'm ecstatic to try this!!! So, I attempted to do so on some scrap MMF that I have here and just have one question...how do I do it so that there aren't brush strokes? I would like to create a cake with large solid colored areas and would really like for there to not be brush strokes. Any ideas? Thanks much!!
Use better quality brushes. What type are you using?
Your bristles might be too stiff.
erichazann has a good point about the brushes. The softer, the better.
I add white food coloring to every color because it makes them opaque. It helps a bit with the brush strokes and the food color behaves more like regular paint.
However, I find it nearly impossible to completely get rid of all brush strokes. If you are going for that look, it would be better to airbrush or color the fondant.
Personally, I think it adds a bit more "authenticity" if you can see a hit of brush strokes.
Have fun experimenting.
Thank you for your suggestions!! I was just using a little cheapo detail brush I had here at home... is there a particular kind and/or brand that works best?
Also, where might one find these airbrush colors?
I have also found that if you paint on very fresh fondant its streaks - sort of melts the surface and then its too sticky to brush so wait till your fondant has set a little. Also I agree with the brushes - natural fine brushes work better than the coarser synthetic or natural ones. Last tip then I am done is not to have the brush too wet - this causes too much pooling and streaking.