Getting A Nice Rich Gold For Chalice..hdi

Decorating By sweetcravings Updated 23 Apr 2009 , 11:11pm by solascakes

sweetcravings Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 6:39pm
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Hi,

I made a gumpaste chalice and cross with royal accents on each, tinted the gumpaste a golden yellow to start. I want it to be a nice deep gold like a chalice should be. BUT>>> when i went to paint on the gold luster dust with vodka, it hardly gave me an coverage. So i added more dust and it just got too thick. Is this best done by applying several layers of the gold luster dust/vodka mix or should i dry brush it on? Am i using the wrong color? Any help would be appreicated.
Suz

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KrissieCakes Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 7:20pm
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For the crown in my pics I had to do A LOT of layers to get it so gold. I used Wilton gold dust, but I hear that other brands are better. I probably used about 9 or 10 layers!

sweetcravings Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:22pm
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Wow, i guess i'm glad i started now! I hope i don't run out of the luster dust before it's where i need it to be. ;0) I bought the wilton brand too since that's all i could find. Our local cake shop doesn't carry many colors of dusts unfortunately. Thanks for the quick response.

suz

MG Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:38pm
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I've never used Wilton's, so I can't help with that but I use High Lighter Dust. It is much shinier than Luster Dust. If you look in my photos at the Confirmation cake, you can get an idea of what it looks like. You can buy it on line for your next project, if you don't have enough time now to order it.

sweetcravings Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:52pm
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Originally Posted by MG

I've never used Wilton's, so I can't help with that but I use High Lighter Dust. It is much shinier than Luster Dust. If you look in my photos at the Confirmation cake, you can get an idea of what it looks like. You can buy it on line for your next project, if you don't have enough time now to order it.




I looked at your cakes and that is EXACTLY the look i was going for. I will have to see if i can get ahold of some of that for the future. Unfortunately, i don't think i could get it in time for this project. I did find a little bit of extra gold dust in one of my bins and it seems to be a little deeper in color than the wilton one. I don't know the brand since the label was torn off of the container. I tried a coat and already it's starting to look a little better.
Thanks for the tip, i will check it out.

beachcakes Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:56pm
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IMO, the Wilton dusts are very light and are hard to get good coverage. Lustre dusts provide deeper colors. I've never tried the highlighter dust that PP mentioned but they're on my list to try...

Here is a gumpaste chalice with Old Gold lustre dust mixed with vodka http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=34021

The gold on this cake was from the PME Spray, which is a little pricey but works great - scrolls are RI and topper is gumpaste http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1209442

and this is the spray gold on chocolate http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1217359

As you can see, the spray works on all mediums. You can get both the spray and the dusts at Global Sugar Art.

solascakes Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 11:11pm
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I usually use the edible Gold paint,it's deep enough. I used it for the lilac and gold 50th birthday cake in her pics.

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