A friend of mine has asked me if I can make this Harry Potter cake:
I don't work a lot with fondant and when I do it's just for decorations. I also only buy the Wilton white fondant and I know that colouring it dark brown is probably going to be an issue so I am wondering if it would work if I painted it with a mixture of brown colour gel and vodka? I've seen this done when making fondant look like wood but I'm not sure if I can make the brown dark. I'm also thinking that painting it might make it look more authentic???
I am also wondering how the fondant in this picture is over-hanging the cake a little so the book cover is past the pages and not sagging over. Any ideas??
Thanks so much for any ideas/suggestions