Gold And Silver Colors

Decorating By Lakelover Updated 19 Nov 2010 , 1:56pm by Kimmaf

Lakelover Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 10:21am
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How do you get the bright gold and silver colors I see on so many cakes? Luster dust is not working. I appreciate your feedback, everyone here is so helpful!!
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Occther Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 10:49am
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Mix the gold or silver petal dust with a little vodka. Then paint it on.

JackiesCreations Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 11:16am
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I mix my luster dust with a little bit of cake decorators rose spirit, which is 95% alcohol. As above, you can also use vodka as an alternative to mix with it. Give it a go, you'll see it works beautifully!! icon_smile.gif

Lakelover Posted 17 Nov 2010 , 11:27am
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THANKS BUNCHES!! I will try this after work tonight.
Have a great day!

cakeaholic_cakery Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 9:14pm
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I just found some Duff metallic silver spray at Michaels... comes in a can - sort of like spray paint - but edible. It goes on fondant or gumpaste. I haven't used it yet, so I can't give feedback on the quality... hope that helps!

brincess_b Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 9:27pm
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also, colour your icing yellow or grey first, helps make a much stronger colour.

mrsmac888 Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 10:43pm
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Hi. Would this technique also work if trying to put gold dust on a cake done in buttercream?

Manderly42 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:23am
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Is Lustre dust the same as Pearl dust?

brincess_b Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:23am
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I know u can paint on bc, but I don't know how easy it is to do a large area.

Lustre dust is not the same as pearl dust. Lustre dust has a metalic colour, which is relatively solid. Pearl dust adds a pearlescent sheen with a hint of colour.

Manderly42 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:40pm
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Kimmaf Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 1:56pm
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I use an airbrush...Americolor makes metallic sheens that are beautiful!

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