This is a continuation to learning how to hand paint on fondant. In the first tutorial, hand painting roses I showed you the one stroke technique of multi-loading a brush to achieve highlights, shadows and color changes in one stroke! The same method can me applied to leaves, berries, filler flowers, even fruits, and vegetables.
I hope you have fun with this technique for painting on fondant; once you conquer this method there will be no limits to the beautiful creations you attribute to your cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.
Hand Painted Fondant:
Scharff brushes, 3/8 shader, 1/4 shader, #2 flat, 1/4 rosebud brush and #1 round
Painting basin, or large glass to hold the water
Cake board cover in fondant
Colours and brands, Sugarflair-Pink, Gooseberry & Claret/ or Wilton Pink, Burgundy, Moss green, Violet, & Cornflower
Ateco Spectrum white
Cooled boiled water
Everclear or lemon extract
Cookie, cake, or cupcake covered in fondant
Your rose should be dried for at least one hour prior to continuing to leaves, berries, & filler flowers. (This is to prevent smudging your hand painted roses).
How to Paint Leaves, Berries, and Filler Flowers on Fondant:
Happy painting, if you have any question please leave a comment and I will try to answer you to the best of my ability!
Thanks so much for the information. I have a question, hopefully you might know. I am looking to hand paint a quilt cake for my mother-in-law. I was wondering if you can paint the fondant on a board before covering the cake. It would be easier to get the geometrical designs while flat, and since it’s a quilt I would like it to have a draped look over the buttercream and it doesn’t need to be smoothed. Will the fondant get too sticky to transfer over if I have painted it, or will it be too dry by the time the paint has dried enough to not smear?
Thanks so much, beautiful cake!
It is possible to to paint the fondant allow the paint to set and than cover your buttercream cake.. However the only fondant I know that will allow the waiting time without dry out is Fondarific. If you do not have fonarific you could try covering the fondant lightly with plastic wrap. Place a 1/8 inch foam spacer between the plastic wrap and the fondant. This should insure the air to dry the paint without allow too much air and drying fondant. Good luck!