Coloring Technique

Decorating By Weewah Updated 1 Jan 2009 , 7:10pm by Weewah

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Weewah Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 3:43pm
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I need to find out how I can make the color of a gold coin, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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rvercher23 Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 3:56pm
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The only way I have gotten gold, is when I use gold luster dust and mix it with vodka and paint it on my items. HTH!!!

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CakeMommyTX Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 4:04pm
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For gold fondant I color the fondant using Americolors Gold or Wiltons Buttercup Yellow (both tun out the same goldish color) and then piant it with a mixture of vodka and gold luster dust.

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kjt Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by yourstrulytx

For gold fondant I color the fondant using Americolors Gold or Wiltons Buttercup Yellow (both tun out the same goldish color) and then piant it with a mixture of vodka and gold luster dust.




Me too, exactly icon_smile.gif.
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Weewah Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 5:06pm
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Can those suggestions be used on buttercream frosting?

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Ruth0209 Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 5:18pm
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You can't paint luster dust on buttercream. You would need to cover the cake with fondant and paint that with the luster dust.

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KatieKake Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 5:36pm
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you can achieve a gold color in butter cream if you add yellow, red and green. Start with yellow, mix it well, add red, mix well again, and then add a drop or two of green, the more you add of the red or green will give you different shades. Always start with yellow, do this with a small amount of buttercream, to get the shade you want, then add what you have colored to enough buttercream for your cake, you will have a good idea by now how much of the three colors you have to add to get the color you need.

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bethola Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 5:38pm
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Sorry, but I do paint on buttercream with luster dust. If you use crusting buttercream and a VERY LIGHT touch you can tip roses and "spackle" and "feather".

Beth in KY

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Weewah Posted 1 Jan 2009 , 7:10pm
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Thank you all very much for the tips!

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