Is the best way to make metallic gold piping to add gold luster dust to piping gel?
Thanks for any help!
I guess it is a dumb question . . . . . .
no, not a dumb question.
it's Saturday ... and the vast majority of the cakers are caking (baking, decorating, delivering) so responses can take time and be few and far between.
there is only one product I'm aware of -- which I have NOT tried --- that is a gel w/ gold color:
by wilton: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=2A75C1FB-423B-522D-FAD4870D1F834828&fid=2A75C23A-423B-522D-F534DB27379E7E1B
but even that is only "yellow"
the tried and true method that gives the most intense effect:
pipe on white or yellow RI and the after it hardens paint over it w/ gold luster dust that has been mixed w/ lemon extract or some type of alcohol (vodka, everclear)
I don't think it is a dumb question. In my opinion I would think piping gel would be too thin to be able to pipe. I think what most people do is pipe with a crusting bc and then paint the gold luster dust onto the piping after it crusts. I have never done it, but if you have alot to do it could be quite tedious.
It's hard to paint BC, your best bet is royal or fondant if you're going to paint it.
Thanks for the tips. This could take hours and hours to paint. Maybe I can encourage her in another direction