Some time ago, I made the above Tintin cake. It was one of the first cakes I’d ever done that involved painting with food colour directly onto rolled fondant. I get a lot of questions about how I did the above cake, so here’s a little instructional on my process, which I documented, but have never written about.
Second step was to roll and cut out the fondant to the shape of the cartoon cell.
I guess looking back, it’s kind of a crazy process – and before you say it, I am definitely AWARE that I could have printed these cartoons onto edible rice paper. I know that option exists, so if painting miniscule cartoons onto fondant is not your thing, by all means, contact a local bakery and see what they can do for you.
The final product was actually a couple of months of work – because fondant doesn’t go bad, I could store it easily, out of sunlight of course, and it was completely fine. It was nice to take the time to do it right.