1) I wanted to make an italian flag with gumpaste and just color in the red and green areas with the edible writers and write in the happy birthday message as well. I know that gumpaste is fairly similar to fondant with a slight difference, but my question is should I wait to color when it is all the way dried out after a few days? or should I color while it's still a bit soft? I've never used the edible writers before.
2) I'm making a pizza cake & I'm much more of a fan of the actual cake to look like the crust rather than the overly smooth look of the fondant in a tan/brown shade to represent the crust... any opinions.. or suggestions on what looks better?