OK...so I am doing a police badge that will be gold. I am wondering the best way to write the words in black on the badge. If I paint it gold with luster dust and vodka, will I still be able to go over that with black writing? I am afraid the black won't have anything to stick to if I paint it with gold first, but I don't know how else to go about it.
Once the vodka and gold luster dust paint has dried, you can pipe over it with black royal icing and it will stick just fine!
You can also write on it with a non-toxic black marker (like a Crayola).
You don't think the crayola will bleed or anything?
No, when I've done it, it hasn't bled. It does work better to write on things that are dry so they're not so wiggly, but it didn't bleed at all when I did it. I haven't tried it over dust/vodka, just on fondant.
I just thought of something...I'll do a little experiment for you. I have some dried gumpaste pieces. Let me paint one with some dust and vodka and I'll try writing on it when I get back from picking up my daughter, and I'll let you know how it works.
It works! I wrote on it while it was still a little tacky...the marker didn't bleed at all and the gold didn't transfer to the marker either.
I was going to take a picture to show you but my camera needs charging and the kids broke the cord to hook my cell phone up to the computer...anyhow it works very well.
I wouldn't use a marker on something that someone was really going to eat, but since they're not going to be eating gumpaste I'm pretty comfortable with using markers on gumpaste.