How Do I Make Fondant Gold?

Decorating By stampinwithjodee Updated 5 Aug 2009 , 3:47am by Rosie2

stampinwithjodee Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 2:56am
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I have been requested to make a cake that looks like a shotgun shell. I want to make it out of red fondant with a gold fondat base. How do I make the fondant gold?

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Texas_Rose Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 3:29am
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Use luster dust or airbrush color (just paint it on with a paintbrush). I use Americolor metallic airbrush colors and they come out looking really metallic...when I've used Wilton dusts in the past, you have to color the fondant first (gray for silver, yellow for gold) then mix the dust with vodka and paint it on and it comes out like a sparkly gray or yellow, not like silver or gold.

DebBTX Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 3:39am
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When I have painted gold or silver onto a cake, I have used Luster dust mixed with lemon extract.

-Debbie B.

Rosie2 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 3:47am
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I also do like Texas_Rose, I've used the Americolor metallic airbrush colors (apply with a small brush) and they do come out looking really metallic. Either gold or silver they look metallic.
Good luck!

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