AHi all, I'm new to all of this and probably bit off more than I could chew and making a fondant cake for my kids bday. I bought these cute mermaid molds online and are easy to use, but are smaller than expected and I have no idea how to use multiple colors for the details of the faces or scales etc. is there edible paint or edible marker type tools I could use to add the details in after I finished the molds and dried them? Any tips are greatly appreciated!
AYes, the easiest will be to use white modeling fondant or gum paste and paint them. There are lots of edible paints and powders available. I use Wilton gel paint. Made sure you use only little amounts of color at the time. It takes a while to dry and you don't want to end up with soggy fondant. I normally mix my colors and then add small amounts of vodka (or any clear alcohol). It evaporates very quickly.
AThanks so much Julia!! I will go try the Wilton gel today! Since no one really eats the fondant, how far in advance can you make/paint the pieces before applying to the cake? Thanks again!
AMost fondants stay well for weeks, even months!!! I personally don't like fondant, but since I make many kid's birthday cakes, I can tell you that lots of them eat the fondant and American buttercream (which i normally make for kid's cakes) only, lol. It's sugar pur...which kid can resist
APerfect. I'll start doing my molds and painting them next week then! Party is in 3 weeks but with the holidays in between and my crazy kids, anything I can do in advance the better!!!
Thanks again for your help!!!