firegal79 Posted 16 Jan 2007 , 7:06am
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I am doing a groom's cake and I need a Sheriff's badge. I was wondering how I could tint fondant gold? Has anyone done this before? All the help would be great. Thanks. icon_biggrin.gif

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 16 Jan 2007 , 7:22am
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My advice would be to colour your fondant with Americolor gold colouring first, then paint the badge with gold lustre dust mixed with clear alcohol. I've done this with items that were to be gold and silver (there is a medal in my photos where I coloured the fondant grey first), and it works much better than trying to paint on white fondant. Hope that helps a bit!

aine2 Posted 16 Jan 2007 , 12:06pm
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I agree with bonjovibabe. I always colour the paste first too. There is a Bold Gold dust which gives a really bright finish or else dust with gold powder and brush over it with Confectioner Glaze. That gives a really good shine too. thumbs_up.gif

DianeLM Posted 16 Jan 2007 , 2:14pm
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I agree with the others. Gold highlighter dust will give the most realistic metallic look.

firegal79 Posted 17 Jan 2007 , 12:14am
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Thanks for all the help, but I don't have ameriacolor and I don't have any where to get it. Is there anything else I can use? I have the dust. How much alcohol do you use to mix with the dust? Could I use a golden yellow to get the color? Please help again. Thanks. icon_biggrin.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 17 Jan 2007 , 12:21am
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Wilton has a golden yellow that would work.

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patton78 Posted 17 Jan 2007 , 12:29am
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If you just have the dust, that will work great too. I made a gold leaf just using the dust and it turned out great, I have never tinted the fondant first.

cakes47 Posted 17 Jan 2007 , 12:45am
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firegal79 ~
You can buy AMERICOLOR right here at Cake Central !!! Just click on the ''SHOP'' tab at the top of the page. There are tons of colors to choose from. Plus pages of other items to buy!! And you get ''FREE SHIPPING'' if your order comes to $100.00 !!!
Good Luck!!

cakes47 Posted 17 Jan 2007 , 12:43am
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firegal79 ~
You can buy Americolor right here at Cake Central !!! Just click on the ''SHOP'' tab at the top of the page. There are tons of colors to choose from. Plus pages of other items to buy!! And you get ''FREE SHIPPING'' if your order comes to $100.00 !!!
Good Luck!!

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