"dust" To Paint Gold Onto Fondant

Decorating By gigiel Updated 16 May 2010 , 3:36pm by gigiel

gigiel Posted 15 May 2010 , 8:58pm
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Just wondering, does the powdered 'dust' that you can get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby work well when used with lemon juice to get that 'real' gold look on fondant. What about when you just brush dry dust onto semi-dry fondant? It's been drying for 3 days, but humidity has made it impossible to dry 100%. (Another humid/wet day tomorrow, the day the cake is to be ready.)
Any help will be appreciated!

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terrylee Posted 15 May 2010 , 9:29pm
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No.........Use luster dust....and mix it with lemon juice or vodka. You will get a true gold....Are you doing the whole cake in gold or just accents.? You can dust it dry for a soft feathery look but for a real gold luster look....use the liquid.

gigiel Posted 15 May 2010 , 9:50pm
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i have covered 3D rkt 'saxophone' with fondant.
(tinted the fondant yellow first)
have never used the 'dust before,
but wanting it to have that 'real' gold color.
didn't want to waste time going to get the dust if not a worthy cause.
Thank you!
Here goes nuthin! icon_lol.gif

poohsmomma Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:29am
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I didn't have very good luck with the Wilton dust. I got some from Global Sugar Art that had great color when mixed with alcohol.

gigiel Posted 16 May 2010 , 2:25am
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i tried the luster dust w/the lemon juice. very nice. thanks again!

gigiel Posted 16 May 2010 , 2:27am
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*did not use the pearl or shimmer dust, but luster dust

Debi2 Posted 16 May 2010 , 1:01pm
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I've tried using the wilton gold dust a couple of times (trying again the second time thinking I had mixed it too weak on the first try), and it doesn't work very well. It takes alot of it to get even a minimal amt. to show on the fondant, not to mention the time wasted trying to get the right affect and then not acheiving it! After reading these posts, I now realize I just need to go buy luster dust at the cake decorating store! Thanks! thumbs_up.gif


gigiel Posted 16 May 2010 , 3:36pm
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