50Th Anniversary Cake...need Gold Roses

Decorating By Shelley51708 Updated 24 Feb 2011 , 5:50am by Chellescakes

Shelley51708 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 8:03pm
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I am doing a 50th anniversary cake and they are retired Navy, so I will be doing gold and navy. I will be doing the flowers in royal icing and need to know how to get the pretty, shimmering gold for the flowers. Also, I will be using BC for the rest of the cake, can I get any gold shimmer with BC? Pleeeeassssse and THANK YOU!

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linstead Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 8:29pm
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Chill the BC flowers and then airbrush with gold luster dust.

Bskinne Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 8:29pm
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I am not sure about the BC, but you can paint your roses with gold highlighter powder when they are dry.

linstead Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 8:31pm
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Sorry I should read more thoroughly before responding - now I see your wrote flowers are RI. Yes paint with LD paint or your could still aribrush them too.

Shelley51708 Posted 17 Feb 2011 , 9:18pm
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Thanks! I have also wondered about dusting BC, so that is very helpful too!

Unlimited Posted 18 Feb 2011 , 5:24am
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You might consider piping them in a golden-yellow color so that when they're dried and you begin to airbrush them, you won't have any white showing through in crevaces that the airbrushing might not cover very well.

Shelley51708 Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 2:22am
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I don't have an airbrush system, I will be painting the LD on with a brush and using either vodka or vanilla....I'm assuming I wait until the flowers dry then LD them?

Shelley51708 Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 2:28am
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I don't have an airbrush system, I will be painting the LD on with a brush and using either vodka or vanilla....I'm assuming I wait until the flowers dry then LD them?

Chellescakes Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 5:50am
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I quite often paint royal icing with lustre dust, I mix my lustre dust with alchohol . wait a few hours or even overnight if you can so the royal icing is dry and set. Don't add glycerine to your royal ad tis stops it fro hardening completely.

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