Painting Fondant

Decorating By cantoncakes Updated 18 Dec 2010 , 10:57pm by Dayti

cantoncakes Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 5:24pm
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Is it better to paint on fondant after it has set for awhile or do it as soon as the cake is covered?

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Cake_whiz Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 5:45am
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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...

HamSquad Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 5:55am
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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?

Dayti Posted 18 Dec 2010 , 10:57pm
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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.

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