Gold Icing?

Decorating By Hollygb22 Updated 2 Feb 2009 , 2:04pm by Hollygb22

Hollygb22 Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 4:23pm
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I'm making some favors for a friend and would like to have the writing in Gold.

I ran to a couple craft stores and didn't see and didn't expect to see any type of gel coloring.

Just wondering what techniques/products I could use. I did see some petal dust --wasn't sure if that could be mixed with royal icing?

Thanks

3 replies
prterrell Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 5:01pm
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The best way to get gold is to pipe in brown and then go back over with gold luster dust mixed with vodka to make a gold "paint". If what you're decorating is covered in chocolate fondant, you can paint the gold right onto the fondant--looks very nice!

MBoyd Posted 31 Jan 2009 , 5:02pm
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You can do the writing in royal, and once its set, go back and paint it with a mixture of gold petal dust and some type of alcohol. You can use Lemon extract, but I use Everclear (grain alcohol). When you mix the paint, you have to make it on the thick side or it will steak. I order my gold dust online....

Hollygb22 Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 2:04pm
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Thank you so much! This is definitely something i would have never guessed to do! I'm making either a cookie or rice kirspie treat favor with a purple fondant overlay and am going to do the initial in the gold.

we'll see how it goes!

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