How to Make Gold Fondant Paint

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How to Make Gold Fondant Paint
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Though you can buy several ready-made fondant paints to decorate your cakes, you also can make your own. This is especially recommended if you wish to use gold paint. The metallic colour will shimmer and shine off of your cake and surely please the recipient. Use an alcohol or extract to make gold fondant paint instead of water to prevent over-saturating the fondant.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Gold dry food colouring powder
  • Mixing bowl
  • Lemon extract or grain alcohol (vodka or gin)
  • Clean, soft paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Add a few tablespoons of your gold powdered dry food colouring to a small glass mixing bowl. Glass is suggested because the colouring can stain plastics.

  2. 2

    Pour a little of the lemon extract or grain alcohol into the bowl with the colouring. You want the powder to be wet. Slowly mix until the power is damp or wet.

  3. 3

    Pour a bit more of your lemon extract or grain alcohol into the colouring as you mix. Continue this until you get it to a milk-like consistency. Add more dry colouring if it's too wet.

  4. 4

    Dip the tip of the soft paintbrush into the gold fondant paint. Test the brush on a piece of flat scrap fondant to ensure your mix is correct.

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