How does one get this exact effect with this shiny gold?? Or silver for that matter?
I have Nu Silver and I have reg Gold luster dust. Is there something else that is being used? I mix mine with Vodka but it comes out clumpy.
Whats the secret??
TIA for your help... it has been making me nuts for months and I have a wedding cake needing that silver effect.
Has anyone used this technique??
Wow that is really shiny!!!! I have not seen gold that shiny before! I would love to know this answer too! Great Question!
I wonder if you could mix gold highlighter dust with food lacquer?
if you search in the recipes section here and type"piping silver and gold" you will find a simple recipe that works really well. i tried the silver and it was extremely shiny - looks like mercury (remember that chemical element we learnt about at school??!)
sulia did you use the Nu Silver luster dust?
I have tried it with super gold but didnt get the shiny effect I was going for like this one using that recipe.
Edible laquer... hmmm where would one get that
I use an airbrush color that is made by Lucks. I get it at cakedeco.com - Luck's Shimmer Airbrush color
You could put it on with a brush too. It doesn't have quite the same shine but it looks great.
Here is a cake I did this weekend with the gold.
If you mix gold highlighter dust with lemon extract (high alcohol content) or vegetable oil and brush it on fondant, it looks like metal. Same thing with the silver highlighter. You don't get the same metal effect with nu silver or any of the other gold colors. HTH.
Is there a difference between highlighter dust and luster dust (Nu Silver)... Ive never seen anything called highlighter dust... I will have to check online.
itsacake told me the same thing... try it with vegetable oil...
So I did try the Nu Silver with some vegetable oil and it painted on smooth and gave it a metalic look.
Super gold did too.
Only it didnt dry.
I will have to try to find some lemon extract that has actual lemon oil... maybe that will work better and dry too?
Thx everyone... I have been so stumped by this.
Pinkbox - I found a lemon oil at King Arthurs Flour, here's the link: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/detail.jsp?id=1067
Here is the lemon extract: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/detail.jsp?id=2269LEMON
HTH. Please post your results on this thread. I'd like to see how using the lemon oil worked out for you.
Americolor now makes both gold & silver liquid color - and it works great! You just paint it on - I've found it takes a couple of coats to look really good. But, easy. In my experience, looks much better than the lustre dust mixed with water/alcohol/extract.
I also used the PME gold spray on a cake last weekend, and couldn't believe how great it looked. It's in a spray can you use like spray paint. I think the can was $15 or so (yeah, spendy), but if it's for a showpiece or a high-end cake, that's nuthin'! The amount in the can was enough for me to thoroughly coat all of the scroll decorations for a large 4-tier cake (sorry, no pic available yet).
Both of these options seem a lot easier than what you're currently attempting.
Hope this helps!