I'm making some favors for a friend and would like to have the writing in Gold.
I ran to a couple craft stores and didn't see and didn't expect to see any type of gel coloring.
Just wondering what techniques/products I could use. I did see some petal dust --wasn't sure if that could be mixed with royal icing?
The best way to get gold is to pipe in brown and then go back over with gold luster dust mixed with vodka to make a gold "paint". If what you're decorating is covered in chocolate fondant, you can paint the gold right onto the fondant--looks very nice!
You can do the writing in royal, and once its set, go back and paint it with a mixture of gold petal dust and some type of alcohol. You can use Lemon extract, but I use Everclear (grain alcohol). When you mix the paint, you have to make it on the thick side or it will steak. I order my gold dust online....
Thank you so much! This is definitely something i would have never guessed to do! I'm making either a cookie or rice kirspie treat favor with a purple fondant overlay and am going to do the initial in the gold.
we'll see how it goes!