Gold Coloring For Icing

Decorating By beamom Updated 25 Jan 2009 , 7:37pm by MahalKita

beamom Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 5:00pm
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I am trying to figure out what's the best way to color my buttercream or royal icing in gold to write and make designs on a cake. any suggestions.

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leannsloan Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 5:58pm
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Hi this is what I do for my RI pipe it on let dry use gold luster dust mixed with almond extract you need the alcohol and with a paint brush go over your pipping. need to do a few times works well for me I hope this helps

korensmommy Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 6:00pm
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You can try mixing a little buttercup yellow + brown until you get a gold color.

Wendl Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 6:11pm
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Originally Posted by leannsloan

Hi this is what I do for my RI pipe it on let dry use gold mixed with almond extract you need the alcohol and with a paint brush go over your pipping. need to do a few times works well for me I hope this helps



I second this...and I just did this on Sunday for the ballerina birthday cake I made for my Aunt's 70th b'day. It was a lot of work, but it really made it pop!
If you just want a 'golden' yellow color, just color the icing w/a gel/powder. But if you want a lustrous metallic, leannsloan nailed it - pipe, dry and paint w/the luster dust. It's tedious, but it is an awesome result. If you want a bright gold, golden charm and if you want a little more depth - old gold is great.
Good luck!
Wendl

MrsMissey Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 9:17pm
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Also, Americolor sells a gold that is terrific too!

indydebi Posted 16 Jul 2008 , 9:20pm
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Here's a recipe/link that may help. http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2039-Piping-silver-and-gold.html

Ditto on the Americolor Gold. It's fabulous!!

Wendl Posted 17 Jul 2008 , 5:57pm
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That's good to know about the Americolor - haven't really dabbled w/them yet. Thanks for sharing! icon_smile.gif

Okay, am off to enjoy New Orleans - and meet Sylvia Weinstock tomorrow!!! icon_smile.gif

Wendl

cakequeen50 Posted 18 Jul 2008 , 5:04am
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Indydebi, I tried that recipe for making silver this past week and it was awesome! I printed the recipe out a long time ago and never tried it until friday and I love it, Can't wait to try it with gold.

MahalKita Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 7:37pm
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I have a cake next week for a Red Egg & Ginger party. The mom wants gold swirls & red gumpaste flowers. Would I be better off just painting the swirls & lines or piping the gold on? I have never worked with gold or silver before other than to dust with. Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif

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