Is she just painting on fondant? Also, by "fat", does she mean shortening? Thanks in advance!
Elaine is painting on a rolled fondant iced plaque. The fat used in this video is trex which is the same as crisco shortening. These are very old videos, since they were filmed, cocoa butter has become widely available and can be used instead for better results. Check out Elaine's other youtube tutorials, she's a great teacher.