MEME1977 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 6:31pm
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I have a 50 number cake to make next week and i would like to get some of u experts to give me a little advice on the best way to do the numbers. The cake is be Black & Gold...I'm also clues as to how to get the gold color...I have a airbrush machine but have not seen any gold color......please someone help me....I'm new to this cake decorating thing

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Sweet_Guys Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 11:07pm
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We use luster dust. You can mix clear alcohol (vodka) or clear vanilla extract or lemon extract to the luster dust and then place this mixture into your air brush machine.

You could do the cake one of two ways:
1. Make the "0" out of a round cake & make the "5" out of a
square cake that is the same diameter as the round.
2. You could make rectangular-shaped cakes and carve out
the "5" and the "0" seperately.

HTH

Paul & Peter

kakeladi Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 1:18am
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For the #s 5 & 0 use oval cakes. You don't say how many you need to serve so that will make a difference as to what shape & size pans you choose to use.
It is difficult to mix luster dust for use in your airbrush. It needs to be rather thin and you will probably have to go over it several times. When mixing you *must!* be sure it is totally mixed. Tiny unmixed lumps will clog the airbrushicon_sad.gif After mixing strain it thru something that is very tight....maybe a knee hi stocking (clean!-hehe)? Gold luster dust is non-toxic but is not intended to be eaten. It should be used only on items that will b e removed from the cake and not consumned.

tlreetz Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by MEME1977

I have a 50 number cake to make next week and i would like to get some of u experts to give me a little advice on the best way to do the numbers. The cake is be Black & Gold...I'm also clues as to how to get the gold color...I have a airbrush machine but have not seen any gold color......please someone help me....I'm new to this cake decorating thing




I totally agree with the ovals for the numbers. Metallic airbrush colors can be purchased from www.Lucks.com This is where I get all of mine. GREAT prices and GREAT color selection. The colors are amazing on cakes, too. You simply create an account by creating a username and password and then you can see the prices.

tiggy2 Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 1:40am
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I think you have to be a business to buy from lucks but you can get it from fondantsource dot com

tlreetz Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 2:15am
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I think you have to be a business to buy from lucks but you can get it from fondantsource dot com




All you need is a tax id#, which can be your SS#. That's all you need. The customer service at Lucks is fantastic, too!

jibbies Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 2:39am
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Our cake supply store sells all the numbers in a plastic type pan. These were around $5.00 each.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1150745
If you live anywhere near Macon, Ga. you can get them at AJ's in Warner Robins. If you need help let me know.

Jibbies

dragonflydreams Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 4:14am
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. . . if you don't have access to the pans . . . here is another alternative . . . http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1111573

bakeyclacker Posted 31 Oct 2008 , 5:54am
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If you don't have the option of buying the cake pans, you can try carving them out of the oval or rectangle cakes. You can even print out a huge number 5 and a huge number 0 on an 8.5x11 paper, and use them as a pattern. You can do this by freezing your cakes, and then laying the paper over top of the cakes, poking holes along the printed border to give yourself a guideline for what it's supposed do look like, then carve it out. Frozen cakes are sooo much easier to carve. You can also use the wilton transfer method, which basically means that you use parchment paper like tracing paper, putting it over the design you'd like to copy, trace it with piping gel (make sure to use a fine tip, like tip no. 1) and then flip it over onto your cake and lightly press down along the piping gel to leave a see-through film on your cake that will allow you to see what you're supposed to carve. NOTE: remember to trace your numbers backward (or mirrored) so that when you flip your parchment over onto your cake, you're not cutting out a backwards number 50. Does that make sense? Either method is really rather simple. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me, and I'll try to be more clear. Good luck!

valry Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 10:04am

Hi, i need to make a number 50 cake for about 50 - 60 people, could you guys help with me with the pan sizes that i'd need to make the number 5 and 0. I was thinking of baking them in either a rectangular or oval shaped cake and then carving the number's out, but am sure sure how big or small a pan i'd need to make the cakes for a crowd of 50 - 60 people. Please help!!

icer101 Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 5:14pm

Americolor has all the sheen color for AIRBRUSH. All beautiful colors. I don,t take chances of clogging my airbrush with mixing dust and vodka. All that do is your right. Check them out. I use americolor sheen for any gold, silver , bronze , and any that come in sheen. hth I have a golden aniversary cake using gold amircolor sheen.

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