Gold Color On Buttercream????

Decorating By LadyDi469 Updated 27 Sep 2010 , 3:21pm by TexasSugar

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LadyDi469 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 4:39pm
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I am needing to make a "bullseye" on a cake and it has to be light and dark gold in color. Will the buttercream tint gold? Will it run? Do I mix it in the frosting or paint it on ? Thanks

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TexasSugar Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 5:53pm
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Americolor makes a gold color for buttercream. It isn't metalic gold, but it's not yellow either. You can see it used in my photos on the FFA emblem.

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LadyDi469 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 7:36pm
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Thanks. You have some beautiful cakes. I was looking more for the color you have on the 50th anniversary cake. I've tried mixing Wilton's suggestion of 10 parts yellow, 3 parts orange, 1 part red and came out with a neon orange. Looks like I'm going to have to use fondant and paint it with the gold dust. Thanks

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TexasSugar Posted 27 Sep 2010 , 3:21pm
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Thank you.

For the 50th anniversary cake, I did use the gold luster dust. If I am remembering correctly I actually used it on white fondant.

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