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How can I paint a fondant cake with gold?

Leonor - from Oakland, CA

The best way to paint your fondant cake gold is to use Wiltons Gold Pearl Dust; you can paint it on wet or dry. Painting it on wet will produce a vibrant gold color. This is done by mixing equal portions of Pearl Dust and Pure Lemon Extract, and applying the color with a clean brush. 
If you are just looking for some added gold sparkle, I'd recommend dry dusting. This is simply done by dipping a dry, clean brush in the color dust and applying it directly to your fondant. 

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