How Do I Paint Fondant Cake Completely Metallic Golden?

Decorating By lucky77 Updated 10 Jan 2014 , 5:54pm by candmarie

lucky77 Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 9:03am
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i know how to paint golden with luster dust and vodka for small pieces..but i want to paint my 8" round cake to compeletly golden color..which gives foil like finish .How should i go about it?

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CherriesonTop Posted 4 Jan 2014 , 12:20pm
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Two options that I know of.

1 Paint it with gold airbrush gel by americolor

2 Apply edible gold leaf (this will cost more but will be way more vivid)

paperlace1 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 11:59am
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I agree air brush. 


but i suggest you do a coloured undercoat too. when i use silver i apply it on top of mat gray icing 

for gold the undercoat depends on the type of gold affect you are looking for i find that a mustard yellow works well. i have used white and pink too. the trick is to try to imagine the colour without the mettalic finish.

 the advantage to using an undercoat is that it deepens the top coat and means that you dont need as much paint. 


if you don't have an air brush wilton do a spray can


this product is available in the UK too

helloIamSM Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 5:45pm
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Wow that is going to be so pretty can you post a picture of the finished product?

Lea17 Posted 5 Jan 2014 , 5:57pm
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ADoes anyone Know if you can buy the gold airbrush paint in the UK??

paperlace1 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 10:48am
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Original message sent by Lea17

Does anyone Know if you can buy the gold airbrush paint in the UK??

Yes you can. Americolor do one available on amazon

Lea17 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 11:14am
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AOh thank you :( I will take a look!

AZCouture Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 10:38pm
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AIs this for a client who is expecting a very specific look? You mention foil, and the only way to get that true gilded look of real gold, if indeed that is what you seek, then you'll need to apply gold leaf. Anything else will look different, not bad, but it won't look exactly like metal.

Sammy09 Posted 6 Jan 2014 , 11:18pm
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AI found this. Hope it helps.

lucky77 Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 12:15pm
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Ayes the client wants the shiny gold metal look.i have never used gold it easy to work u know any tutorial of it?

paperlace1 Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by lucky77 

yes the client wants the shiny gold metal look.i have never used gold it easy to work u know any tutorial of it?

i have used it. the only size i could find was 3cm square in pack of 10 peices. 


i found it REALLY Difficult but it may get eaisier with practice

AZCouture Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 5:53pm
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AGold leaf it is then unless she is made aware of the difference in finish if she opts for a cheaper solution.

Just google silver leaf cake tutorial and you'll find it. There are plenty of resources online for the large gold sheets as well.

klan30 Posted 7 Jan 2014 , 6:07pm
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Faye Cahill has a tutorial for purchase on her FB page.

candmarie Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 4:14pm
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Did you find a tutorial on this? I don't own an airbrush, so I've always used Wilton's metalic sprays. They are ok, but it's super easy to get spots that are uneven, and it tends to drip and run. I would love to see what you guys mean by gold leaf. I am not familiar with this. I'll have to give it a search! :)

candmarie Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 4:17pm
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I found a link to a picture by picture tutorial. She looks like she knows what she's doing. Here it is!

icer101 Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 7:21pm
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Candmarie, that is a fantastic tutorial  Thanks for posting This site is so awesome for giving help and receiving it.I love to give and I love to receive.

candmarie Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 7:28pm
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I thought so too! I love this site! 

lucky77 Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 6:31am
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Ahey thanks...seen the tutorial and it surely going to give it a try...i don't think its easy to work with with...but i loveee the final effect it gives.

ImTopsyTurvy Posted 9 Jan 2014 , 8:38am
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Thanks for sharing my link!  I just used the same technique on a silver leaf cake last week. It's super fast, just be careful not to touch it once your done, the oils from your fingers will ruin it.

candmarie Posted 10 Jan 2014 , 5:54pm
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Well you are very talented! Do you have pictures of the silver one? We'd love to see!! :)

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