Metalic Gold Coloring Question

Decorating By Katyscc Updated 6 Nov 2010 , 12:32pm by Katyscc

Katyscc Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 8:26pm
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I need to paint gold on something and I tried using gold luster dust with alittle alchohol but it came out really light. Any suggestions on what to use to get a rich gold color?

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 8:28pm
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Use less alcohol or wait till it evaopates more and make a second & third coat if necessary--see if that doesn't help. Sounds like you just need a greater concentration of dust.

brincess_b Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 8:38pm
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also can you colour the icing yellow first?

Bubbl3h3ad Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 8:40pm
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I made gold not too long ago and had the same problem. I would probably have colored my fondant before I started putting the gold on it. I am interested to hear the responses to this question too!

Coral3 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 9:38pm
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I colour fondant before painting on metallic lustre (yellow fondant for gold, orange for copper, grey for silver)

Katyscc Posted 6 Nov 2010 , 12:32pm
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Thank you all for your help! I will try to color it yellow and then do the luster dust with a little less alchohol and see if that helps. icon_biggrin.gif

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