Today was my Granny’s 80th Birthday; because she’s very into her wildlife and country living I decided to make a stylised sleeping fox cake surrounded by leaves and mushrooms to mark the occasion. I used a food colour painting technique on this creation and as a first attempt I think it went relatively well- what do you think?
TIP: Imprint the veins of leaves into roll-out icing then cut around the shape. When slightly hardened, paint with food colouring to create realistic looking foliage!
To Successfully Paint Fondant: Mix a little paste food colouring with a drop of vodka and paint the covered cake with a clean paintbrush (the vodka keeps the icing from going soggy and will evaporate quickly).
I hope you like my design and good luck with any you might be planning!