Making fondant roses.....will the gold luster dust smear or rub off?

Decorating By holliw13 Updated 10 Oct 2013 , 10:22pm by maybenot

holliw13 Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 6:13pm
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I am planning to use gold luster dust mixed with lemon flavoring to color fondant for a cake I'm making. I would like to make fondant roses with the gold fondant. I've never used gold luster dust before and my question is......after I color the fondant gold, will it dry enough for me to make the roses? Or will the luster dust smear and rub off of the fondant when I try to make the flowers?

 

Thanks!

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Norasmom Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 6:15pm
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It will smear.  Definitely color the roses after you make them.

holliw13 Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 8:46pm
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Thank you both very much! And yes, I did mean lemon extract instead of flavoring.

Norasmom Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 9:54pm
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Bottled lemon juice will also dilute luster dust as well.  I was out of Vodka and used it once and it worked nicely. :D

maybenot Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 10:22pm
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Yes, but lemon juice is highly acidic and mostly water, which can quickly melt/ruin/degrade fondant or gum paste.  The oil in the extract can't damage the paste and does help to keep the dust in place.

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