Metallic Paint on Royal Icing Transfers

i have some metallic food paint that I want to paint my transfer with before I place it in the wet royal icing on my cookie. Has anyone tried this? I am curious if the metallic paint will bleed into the wet foundation. I thought it might be easier than painting so many after they are on the cookie and trying to stay in the lines. 

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When dried, most gold luster paint can be powdery and easily separate from the surface of whatever it's on. So, while I haven't done what you're suggesting, I think some may come off and get in the icing, especially if your icing is thin. The thicker, the better. But I don't think it will bleed like food coloring and take over (seep well into) your icing; you may just have some gold dust get into the nearby icing. Please report back, and let us know how it goes.

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Biljana Kovacevic
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