I have a friend wanting me to make her a small cake to go on her dessert table at her wedding. She wants one of the layers completely painted in gold. Can't get the picture to upload, so I put the link below.
My questions are what do you recommend I use to produce the color (luster dust? What shade?) how do I get the paint to look seamless and how much should I charge for painting a 6" or an 8" round cake (hasn't decided on size yet.
Gold highlighter dust mixed with vodka or grain alcohol. You can either airbrush it or paint it by hand.
HI, just looked at pic. This cake looks bronze to me. They have sheen colors in spray cans by Lucks and PME to do this with. Or if you have an airbrush ,they have it in airbrush sheen colors. Americolor ,has the sheen airbrush colors also.This would be the easiest way to go and less messy and to get an even coat. This is my opinion, This is what i do . Others might have something else they do. hth
I just posted a blog post about this today...What timing! http://www.acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-get-gold-finish-on-fondant.html