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 :)
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
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.