Confectionary coatings (a.k.a. summer coating) come in a variety of
pretty colors. Unless they're chocolate flavored, they do not contain
chocolate and are vanilla flavored. They contain milk solids and vegetable fats.
You can find confectionary coating online or at craft stores that carry cake
decorating supplies, such as Michael's and Jo-Ann
Fabrics. Wilton and Merckens are
This makes a very impressive cake coating because it picks up all the fine detail in the molds.
"Cameo finish" using
confectionary coating in two
colors and gold Luster dust.
You will need:
Bowls for each color used
Melt confectionary coating in the microwave, at 30 second intervals,
stirring in between until melted.
Brush into the mold, making sure to completely fill the recessed areas,
taking care not to entrap air bubbles.
You can use more than one color, by painting one color into the lowest
points in the mold, wiping edges to remove any overpainting, allowing to
harden, then painting a second color over the first. This is how
the "Cameo finish" is made.
Make sure that your coating is thick enough, you should not be able
to see the high spots of the mold through the coating.
For a very elegant finish, use gold
Luster Dust to add highlights. Just use a small artist's
paint brush, mix with a clear alcohol-based flavoring, such as lemon