Gold Shimmer Icing

Baking By sunnigirl Updated 13 Sep 2008 , 9:19am by onegr8girl

sunnigirl Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 10:05pm
post #1 of 3

Can anyone tell me how you get the very shimmery gold for icing?
I don't mean the gold like the bottle of gold color such as Americolor.
I need a gold icing like gold sparkle dust.
I have to make thirty fleur de lis cookies and customer wants them outlined with shiny gold.
I know I can mix the luster dust and paint it on but the cookie already has a lot of detail - it would take paint each cookie.
Can you mix the dust with icing?
Anyone have suggestions? Is there a product out there that I could use?
She really wants this and I hate to disappoint her - she has placed three orders with me already and looks to be a good customer.
thanks in advance!

2 replies
Honeydukes Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 8:29am
post #2 of 3

You can't mix it with icing -- just doesn't work. You have to mix lustre dust with an extract or grain alcohol and paint it on. Sorry.

onegr8girl Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:19am
post #3 of 3

I've heard some people mix with piping gel...that might give you the consistency you're looking for.

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