I have to make a GOLD horseshoe cake, what's the best way to paint my fondant gold?
Hi, welcome to Cake Central.
I would first color my fondant a yellow or gold color so that if you didn't get good coverage with the gold "paint", it won't be as obvious. Next you take gold luster dust (I think Michaels sells some of this now, it's not as good but you can usually find it locally if you don't have a good cake supply shop in yoru area) and mix it with Vodka or Lemon Extract. Personally I think the vodka is cheaper and works better. Then you paint it on your cake with a clean brush. You should practice on some scrap fondant until you get the feel of it. Good luck and don't hesitate to PM me if I can help you any more.
1 way would be to paint it w/gold luster dust. Another way would be to mix up the color you want using color gels with a little Vodka or pure lemon extract & paint it on.
I finished my golf cake yesterday and used the silver luster dust to paint the golf clubs and it worked great, I took some of the Luster dust and put it into a small bowl, then added a tiny bit of lemon extract (you can add a little at a time until you get the right 'painting' consistancy) if you add too much it will be really runny and streak. then just get a clean brush and paint it on. it looks beautiful when you are done! hope this helped!
At Michaels it is gold colorded pearl dusts, not real 24 k gold, which you can get at some cake supply shops, more pricing, but it's the real thing.
I used the silver pearl dusts for the "chrome" on a motorcycle cake I did this past weekend. Warning, the alcohol evaporates fairly quickly so keep your liquid handy. I actually used gin!
Some wal marts carry it now too I have limited stores so i frequent wally world