Gold Fondant Decorations

Decorating By BabyCakes2002 Updated 2 Jan 2020 , 5:46pm by kakeladi

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BabyCakes2002 Posted 1 Jan 2020 , 12:17pm
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Hi there!

I've been asked to make a fondant cake that has gold stripes and gold polka dots. I've never used gold before, but I understand that I can colour the fondant a gold-ish colour, and then paint on gold luster dust.

My question is...when do I paint the luster dust on? Do I cut out the stripe, paint it gold, then apply to the cake? Or do I paint the decorations once on the cake?

If I paint it first and then apply to the cake, won't my fondant dry out and crack when I try to put it on the cake? And if I paint it once on the cake how to I make sure I don't get any on the base fondant?

Thanks very much :)

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kakeladi Posted 1 Jan 2020 , 2:35pm
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Usually it’s painted once on the cake - just have to be very careful:)   Use a fine brush   Unless your hands are very shaky it isn’t that hard   

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SandraSmiley Posted 1 Jan 2020 , 3:52pm
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If you have already colored your fondant a base gold color (non metallic), just paint the top surfaces.  The sides of the stripes and dots will not be noticeable.

I don't know where you are located, but in the US there are only a few metallic gold products approved for consumption.  The one with which I am most familiar is Roxy and Rich.  If you are unable to access edible gold, just advise that the stripes and dots much be removed prior to serving.

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kakeladi Posted 2 Jan 2020 , 5:46pm
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