Gold Leaf - Attach With Vodka?

Decorating By jessicake Updated 24 Sep 2014 , 1:56am by costumeczar

jessicake Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 12:23pm
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AI've just finished applying watercolor fondant panels to a fondant cake. To apply small bits of gold leaf can I use everclear or vodka? I don't really want to get the finally dry painted parts too wet again! Thanks!

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leah_s Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 2:26pm
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I've had luck attaching real gold leaf to items that were simply chilled.

Crazy-Gray Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 3:04pm
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ASo you want to add little bits of gold inbetween the hand painted parts is that right? to be super precise you could paint on a little confectionners glaze and wait for it to go tacky?

julia1812 Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 5:34pm
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AI've added gold to a traditional Christmas cake. Actually to the leafs on top which were marzipan. Didn't need anything, they stuck to it so well! Guess it's the same with fondant...

costumeczar Posted 23 Sep 2014 , 11:19pm
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It will stick to anything...if it doesn't you can get the surface of the fondant slightly damp and it will, but I've used gold leaf and attached it to dry wafer paper before and it grabs right on.

jessicake Posted 24 Sep 2014 , 1:33am
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Thanks everyone!  What I didn't know is that it WANTS to stick and will stick everywhere but where I was trying to place it.  Arrgghh.  I did stick it with everclear in the end.  I wanted random touches of gold, and that is exactly what I got!!        

costumeczar Posted 24 Sep 2014 , 1:56am
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Originally Posted by jessicake 
 

 What I didn't know is that it WANTS to stick and will stick everywhere but where I was trying to place it.     

I'm dying laughing right now because this is so true...

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