Can anyone tell me how to make gold paint for trim accents on fondant? I have several different kinds of gold dust - Wilton Luster Dust and Duff's for starters. I have tried several times mixing the dust with alcohol, as I have read on line to do, and it is just like putting sand in water. It does not dissolve and is not usable. What am I doing wrong?? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I saw that, June, and wondered if I could use it. I have seen a dozen videos on-line that says to mix alcohol with gold luster dust. I have several different kinds and none of them work. When I try to mix the dust with alcohol, the result is just a pile of wet grit. Looks almost like cornmeal. I think I have a curse on me :o(
Thank you June and Goreti! June, I will try the lemon extract instead of my cheap booze, which is 95% alcohol - 190 proof.
Goreti, I watched your video again yesterday and I WILL be buying airbrush gold color as a mixing medium the next time I go to town.
Thank you both.
Thanks, again, June. I will definitely give Gali's recipe a try, as well.
I use quick dry essence - pour out a tsp in a tot glass - dip my brush in the essence then dip the brush into the dust and paint onto fondant - small firm strokes.
But I also try to make my fondant color the closest shade to the dust that I can.
Thank you, Nirosha. Good tip about coloring the fondant prior to painting gold. I will give both techniques a try.
I have used Crystal Colors Crystalized Pearl in Bright Silver mixed with VERY LITTLE alcohol and it has worked wonderfully.
I live in NJ and usually order from Global Sugar Art, they are based in upstate NY and usually deliver super fast.
Perhaps worth a try! Let us know what works for you
Thanks, Paige. I will advise :o)