Hi there, I am in need of getting very realistic gold pieces for a cake, I have gold dust powder, and I have gold airbrush paint but it always seems to be a bit dull, I have seen with Duff or the cake boss ( of course) how their silver or gold is always so shiny, do you have any idea of what is it that they use?
I also usually star with yellow fondant base before applying but my gold is not shiny gold.
Attached is a cake from Pink Cake Box in NJ this is how shiny I want the pieces to be any ideas are very much appreciated.
The picture attached is not very good here is a URL of a very gold looking cake if you want to check it out.
I think they used gold highlighter.
it looks like gold highlighter, maybe even with a lacquer over it. The shine looks really deep.
I'm not sure what gold highlighter is, but I had the exact same problem as you until I bought 24 karat gold luster dust. I got mine from New York Cake Company. It's the best--if you skimp and buy the cheaper luster dusts, you're not going to get the effect you're looking for. See my roulette wheel cake in my photos for the gold I got with the 24 karat!
What is a gold highlighter ? I want one!!! Thank you
Gold highlighter (at least what I buy) comes in the same containers as petal dust, luster dust, pearl dust ect. It just says "highlighter" on it. It leaves an awesome gold or silver shine like real metal. I mix mine with vodka or everclear alcohol. Fun to do!
Looks like gold Glaze in the photo.