Gold And Silver Painting?? Streaky

Decorating By emrig Updated 28 Jun 2010 , 2:47am by sweettreat101

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emrig Posted 21 Jun 2010 , 7:15pm
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how do you paint gold and or silver on fondant with out it looking streaky? i have used glaze and powder with alcohol but the glaze pulls off when i try to do a second coat (even after letting it dry for more than 30 min) and the powder is streaky and has darker/lighter spots.

any tricks or products that work well?

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CookieGirl Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 12:43am
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I've had really good results using veg oil instead of extract or vodka/alcohol, it leaves less streaks and covers better, the down side is it never really dries, so don't touch it after you paint it.

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BlakesCakes Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 5:48am
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Lemon extract is great for painting luster dust and getting fewer streaks.

The minimal amount of oil makes it go on smoothly, but it still dries well.


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BlessP Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 6:43am
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I tried using it with vodka and after a few applications I let it dry a bit and then I dust the dry luster dust on it to finish it and it seems to cover the streak a bit.

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sweettreat101 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:47am
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Try coloring your fondant a shade lighter than your glaze. I just used silver today for a baptism cake so I colored the fondant a light gray and put two coats of silver glaze. Looked perfect. For gold I use golden yellow fondant.

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