Gold Icing!!

Decorating By Creativebakes Updated 8 Jun 2010 , 1:09am by Creativebakes

Creativebakes Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:42pm
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Hi I'm making a graduation cake for a girl that goes to my church and one of her school colors is gold. I'm new to mixing colors so I don't know how to make gold yet. Any suggestions?

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windemire Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:49pm
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You can make gold with 10 parts Lemon Yellow + 3 parts Orange + 1 part Red. You might need to adjust the parts a bit depending on the exact shade you want...and make sure you make it a shade or so lighter than you'd like, and let it sit overnight, to see how dark it gets.

You can get color basics here:

brincess_b Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:59pm
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id be more tempted to use a yellow icing (fondant, bc, royal, depends ony our design - although id be making gold an accent here!), then mix lustre dust and alcohol to a paint, and paint over the yellow.

Creativebakes Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 2:43am
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Windemere- the link you posted isn't working. Would you mind reposted it? Also, what do you mean by parts? How does that equate to measurements

brincess_b Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 7:35am
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parts just means the measurement you use, whether its drops or toothpicks of colour, or in recipes it could mean cups, grams/ oz.

windemire Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 8:20pm
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Here's the link again. Not sure what happened...sorry.

windemire Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 8:22pm
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The site must be blocked.

www.b a k i n g 9 1 1 .com/decorating/tinting.htm

Just remove the spaces between the words and it should work fine. icon_smile.gif

Creativebakes Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:09am
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Thanks so much for all the help. The cake turned out great and was a big hit!

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