I need to make some gumpaste figures for a cake. any tips on how to pain on them? I need to get a gold metallic color. Can I use wilton gold pearl dust to make a paint? Does it come out opaque when you make a paint with wilton's dust colors? If I wanted to use the gel color to paint do I use the straight color or should I dilute it with something? Tips please.
AI've used pearl dust on gum paste the other day (diluted with vodka) and it was a pain cause it's very opaque. 2 days ago I had some gum paste swords to paint in silver. I used silver metallic food coloring gel (undiluted) and it was a dream! One stroke - done. Looked like metal. The swords were dry and it didn't soften the gum paste at all.
AThe wilton stuff didn't get very gold for me.. I used this and it works perfect mixed with vodka! Luster dust is the way to go, I also have silver. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000VLH8S/?tag=cakecentral-20
AFor metallic effects I use "rainbow dust" colors. They are really good!