Gold Frosting For Piping

Decorating By wilgon1 Updated 14 Jan 2011 , 5:12am by sarascakecreations

wilgon1 Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 12:23am
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how can I make gold frosting to pipe on a cake

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zespri Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 9:00am
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I believe you can only make it as close to gold as you can with regular colouring, then use some vodka mixed with lustre dust to paint it. My research has brought up no better solution, everybody tells me you can't really make icing gold, you have to paint it.

wilgon1 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 1:30am
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Wow I really need to pipe some decoration on the fondant of a wedding

icer101 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 1:54am
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Hi, this is from Roland Winbeckler's flower book. He says to start with bright yellow icing. then add a small amount of red icing, then still a smaller amount of blue icing. Icing is the key word. make some yellow icing , some red icing and some blue icing. I have made it many times. then americolor comes out with gold gel. Nothing like it. beautiful gold icing . if you don,t have americolor now and i don,t think you do. please do as i have posted. hth

icer101 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 1:56am
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wilgon1 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 1:07am
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sarascakecreations Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:44am
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sorry I don't mean to hyjack this post.... but I also have a question, I've never used ameircolor but I want to try it and at my local cake supplier I see they have americolor.... so to get a nice gold color should I use the one called "gold" (which looks very yellowish/tan) OR use the one called "copper (fleshtone)" which looks alot closer to gold to me?

help! I want to order it to use it next week.

icer101 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:50am
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Hi, yes, buy the one that says gold. Beautiful gold color for b/c icing , fondant , etc. . As always , use little a the time until you achieve the color you need. I LOVE IT!!!

zespri Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 4:52am
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Hi Sara - the colour on the top is the darkest that colour will get, and in my experience it can be difficult to achieve that depth of colour even with a lot of gel. So if you use copper, you'd have to use a heap of it to get anything close to the picture. If I were you I'd stick with the one labelled gold. Or buy both and experiment with mixing them!

sarascakecreations Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:12am
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Thanks everyone! I'm off to order both teehee!!!

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