How Do I Make Gold Frosting For Piping?

Decorating By mikaza Updated 23 Jun 2011 , 12:41am by NatiMF30

mikaza Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:20pm
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I'm making a bollywood cake, and I'd like to pipe around the fondant designs with gold icing...

I have luster dust, can I just mix it in, or is there a better way?


4 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:31pm
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Usually you pipe the design with yellow or tan royal icing, then mix your luster dust with vodka and paint it onto the dried royal icing.

DianeLM Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:40pm
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Try this... Mix a small amount of gold luster with vegetable oil. Paint the inside of a parchment piping bag with the gold/oil mixture before adding your regular white icing. Pipe away! Do this in small batches, otherwise the gold starts to become diluted by the icing.

mikaza Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:44pm
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I was worried that painting was the only answer. I'll try that piping bag technique.


NatiMF30 Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 12:41am
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Did this technique work for you? Thanks!

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