I have an order for a 50th wedding anniversary 3 tiered cake. The lady ordering it would like the bottom tier to have gold dragees all over it and she wants the writing to be in gold... She wants the year married, intertwining wedding bands, and this year! ....How do I do that PLEASE HELP ME!!!! I need advise!!!
If the cake is fondant, you can pipe with royal icing, and when it's dry, paint it with a mixture of gold luster dust and Everclear or lemon extract.
You can also make a pipe-able gold icing by mixing equal parts of gold luster and powdered sugar (start with about a half teaspoon of each, you don't want to waste the luster if you don't have to) and then adding just enough piping gel to the mixture to get it to piping consistency.
How did the cake turn out? It sound just like the one I need to create. Did you post a photo here in the gallery?