Pearl Dust

Decorating By AmyGonzalez Updated 12 May 2008 , 2:53am by Texas_Rose

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AmyGonzalez Posted 11 May 2008 , 10:37pm
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I'm going to be making my nieces baptism cake in 2 weeks, and I want to make a white 3 tier cake with gold accents. I don't know how, or where to start. I will be using fondant accents, and want them to be gold. Can anyone give me advice on how to do this? I think I could use pearl dust,

but don't really know how. HELP! icon_sad.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 12 May 2008 , 1:13am
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Youc an check at Michaels for Gold Pearl dust. You can paint it on dry or mix it with extract or alcohol and paint it on. If you have a cake supply store in your area you can look for gold luster dust. It comes in many colors.

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Texas_Rose Posted 12 May 2008 , 2:53am
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To make the fondant look really gold, you should start with a pale yellow or dark ivory fondant. Put the accent pieces on the cake, and then paint them.

You can use the Wilton dust from Michael's...that's what I use and it works just fine. Mix it with a clear extract (lemon, almond, clear vanilla) or with vodka...the alcohol will evaporate so it really doesn't matter which you use, and vodka's cheaper. It will dry in a few minutes. I just use plain kids paintbrushes, but wilton sells some designed for cakes, if you want to use them.

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