Metallic Food PaintConsumables

Equipment

Instructions

Metallic food paints are available in a range of stunning metallic and pearlescent, 100% edible, colours which are alcohol free, and once dry the colour will remain fixed. They are available in a 25ml bottle and are ready to use after a shake of the bottle. As the paints are water based, any brushes or equipment used can be cleaned easily using warm water.

 

You can use the paint onto sugarpaste, flowerpaste, modelling paste and dried royal icing. When covering an entire cake, first cover your cake in sugar paste and leave to dry, ideally overnight to firm up.  If creating a stacked cake in all the same colour, stack before painting as this will save on paint used. Then using the Easy Cover Sponge slightly moisten with water, wringing out any excess, then pour the paint in a small palette tray to load up the paint onto the sponge, then dab all over the cake, reloading the sponge when needed. If you need to apply two coats make sure that you leave the first coat to dry completely before applying the second. Your cake can also be covered using an airbrush. If you need to thin the paint down slightly, simply add a little water before placing into the airbrush. The paints can easily be applied to your cake decorations using a fine paint brush for highlighting any details and features. The paint is also suitable for painting onto baked plain cookies and biscuits, or even with a covering of sugarpaste that has an embossed pattern on them, or just leave plain. It’s up to you. 

 

Tips

  1. Use moulds to create your decorations, highlighting detailed areas with Metallic or Pearlescent Paint.
  2. Create your own details of colour onto plain decorations by using a fine painting brush.
  3. Get the kids to paint onto plain shop bought shaped biscuits. What better way to keep them occupied on a rainy day.