Crazy Cake Company has a beautiful cake (see link) with fondant ribbon and gold edging on the top and bottom of the ribbon. Any idea on how to paint this on without it being messy? Her's is soooo perfect.
Just use gold luster dust mixed to a paint consistancy with some clear alcohol...I use vodka but you can use clear vanilla as well.
The materials aren't the issue. I'd like some tips on getting that edge clean without slopping the gold everywhere.
I'm not sure there's a particular technique to it. A flat brush turned on its side might help. Other than that, I think it's more a question of a steady hand and a lot of practice. I'd love to find out there's a sure-fire way to do it with no mess. Anybody out there sell masking tape for fondant and gumpaste? LOL.
That's exactly what I was thinking about the steady hand as well as the masking tape!!! LOL!
A painting technique may help. If you have a straight edge (cake lifter, palette knife, whatever) that you use for cake, hold it where you need it and paint the line. Excess paint will go onto the straight edge instead of the cake.
This wouldn't work for me because I suck at painting small areas, but it may work for you.
Cheatize...That's a great idea! Thanks so much. I'll try that.
Try using a gold marker to draw the lines.
Do they make gold markers? I've never seen a gold marker with edible gold. Where do you get them?
Great idea, cheatize! I'm going to try that the next time I have to paint an edge. It certainly can't be any worse than the results I'm getting now-LOL!