I made some ears (black) for a minnie mouse cake and used gumpaste instead of fondant since I heard it drys faster but I noticed it's loosing it's color, they look a little grayish, does anyone have any advice for bringing back the color? I think if I paint them they'll be sticky and the paint will come off, is that true?
Dissolve your food coloring gel or paste in something with a high alcohol content - Everclear is the best, but if you can't get that, I generally use vodka. That way it will dry fast and not be sticky. I've done a few cakes which are nothing but vegetable dyes painted on fondant like this and they're not sticky at all. I also use it a lot to overpaint already-colored fondant decorations when I think they need punching up. Hope it works out all right for you!
You can also paint on americolor super black straight from the bottle and it will dry in about an hour and not be sticky.
Thank you so much, if I can get my hands on some americolor tomorrow I will try that, if not vodka it is