I'm going to be making my nieces baptism cake in 2 weeks, and I want to make a white 3 tier cake with gold accents. I don't know how, or where to start. I will be using fondant accents, and want them to be gold. Can anyone give me advice on how to do this? I think I could use pearl dust,
but don't really know how. HELP!
Youc an check at Michaels for Gold Pearl dust. You can paint it on dry or mix it with extract or alcohol and paint it on. If you have a cake supply store in your area you can look for gold luster dust. It comes in many colors.
To make the fondant look really gold, you should start with a pale yellow or dark ivory fondant. Put the accent pieces on the cake, and then paint them.
You can use the Wilton dust from Michael's...that's what I use and it works just fine. Mix it with a clear extract (lemon, almond, clear vanilla) or with vodka...the alcohol will evaporate so it really doesn't matter which you use, and vodka's cheaper. It will dry in a few minutes. I just use plain kids paintbrushes, but wilton sells some designed for cakes, if you want to use them.