Is it better to paint on fondant after it has set for awhile or do it as soon as the cake is covered?
I have only done one cake where i painted and i waited for about an hour before painting.
The reason i waited was because my fondant was pretty soft when i had laid it on my cake and i thought if i end up pressing my paint brush too hard, i might tear the fondant or make holes/dents. So, one hour allowed my fondant to firm up a bit.
It would be nice to know what other people do...
I would like to know too. For my fondant flowers, masks, jewelry and numbers, I've always let them dry before painting them. For a cake, what is the best thing to do?
I have only painted on two cakes, but they were big pictures, not just details. I let my fondant set up for an hour or two before painting, since my fondant is also pretty soft when applied and I didn't want to wreck it.