what is the best "paint " or what do i mix, i need a vibrant gold, to really look like gold and a silver to look like a shiny silver.
thanks so much for the help.
I think it helps if you 'tint' the royal icing a little when your piping it. NOT much, but a little. its kinda like trying to paint red on white walls, it takes LOTS of coats and is never true- unless you paint them grey first....
and I use vodka (only cause I 'borrowed' a bottle from my SIL, when it runs out, I'm not sure what I will get, vodka or everclear... cheapest either way.. LOL) and the gold or silver dust. I think its lusterdust.
i haven figured out how to do this successfully et but this past week i did try to use vodka and luse dust and my dried royal icing sort of melted ..
The icing needs to be very dry I tint it grey for silver yellow for gold I find that lemon essence gives a better final result than vodka.
but which powder do i get to mix with the vodka.
I use Luster Dust or Pearl Dust, wilton has a lot of colors. if you have a michaels, I am sure they sell them there. Or online at any cake decorating site.