I was pleased with the actual Craftsy class, (the Handpainted cakes free class) thought it was well done, easy to follow and detailed. I'm having huge issues with bleeding colors. I used Pettinice white fondant on my dummy, covered and let set a day, like they recommended. I used Americolor Super Red and Americolor black for my colors, with Americolor white to lighten shades.
I started painting, the colors went on great, but as they dried, it was like they were absorbing into the fondant, the red fading to brown and the black fading to purple. I went over them a few times to see if I just needed to layer more color, each time again, the colors looked vibrant right at first but changed as they dried. I did a couple different things on different areas of the cake, using vodka thinned paints on some and just the gel colors on others. It ended up not making a difference, they all changed colors and bled into each other, even though the first layer was dry before I applied the second layer.
This morning, the outlines were totally blurred, where they were clean last night. I don't know what happened, besides maybe the fondant not being dry enough to handle dark colors. For the class, they used pastel colors..being a rebel (or stooopid) I decided to use my own color scheme and design. It's a shame, I liked what it looked like at the beginning, but it scares the tar out of me if I ever do a client cake that it might bleed and distort overnight...
Any tips, info, opinions on what might have happened would be appreciated!!!
Edited by sixinarow - 8/7/13 at 1:33pm