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bibbles6598 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 1:45pm
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Where can I get that rich gold paint people use on cakes? Not the luster dust..I have some of that I bought at Michaels. That just leaves a slight gold highlight! I want the rich gold edible paint I have seen people use on TV. Please help. I need to paint some gold roping around my nieces' cake and I want it to be GOLD! Thanks so much for any help!!

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Lcubed82 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 1:50pm
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I don't know, but maybe check with Global Sugar. If they don't have it, maybe they can direct you.

Spuddysmom Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 1:54pm
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Are you mixing the gold luster dust/highlighter w/vodka and lemon juice to create your own gold paint? I think this is what you want. make it sort of thick, not like a watercolor.

bibbles6598 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 1:56pm
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Thank you everyone! I'm looking on Global Sugar Art's website right now! icon_smile.gif

poohsmomma Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 1:57pm
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If you bought the dust at Michael's, was it Wilton? I have no luck with trying to make paint out of that. Buy some from Global Sugar Art. It works great.

all4cake Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 2:02pm
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If you do happen to make it on the thin side...just use additional coats, allowing the first to dry before applying another.

You can also purchase 24 kt edible gold paint...if you want to spend 500-1000 per oz. (or less than 10 bucks for's about 5-6 times more expensive than the lustre dusts but is truly edible).

cakeyouverymuch Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 2:11pm
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This effect was achieved with CK's "old gold" mixed with vodka:

The accents on the blue crown was a mix of CK "old gold" and vodka, but the pink was the Wilton gold mixed with vodka. The two turned out completely different, I much prefer the CK product:

seedrv Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 2:28pm
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I've found this brand of edible glaze to be the absolute best. It is premixed and a little goes a long way. They are a whole sale distributor but my local cake store carries it too. I made some Christmas ornament cupcakes with it. Photo isn't the best but it did show up well and is definitely gold.

bibbles6598 Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 6:15pm
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Thanks everyone! I went to Global Sugar Art and bought several of the golds. Seedrv-I purchased some of the premixed glaze so I think I'll be happy with that! Thanks to everyone for the tips!

artscallion Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 7:34pm
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You don't want luster dusts. You want highlighter dust. It looks like real, actual metal when you mix it with vodka and paint with it. One coat is all it takes.

shanter Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:12pm
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The page you linked to says the highlighter dust is not edible.

artscallion Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 8:39pm
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That's correct. It is meant to be used on decorations that will not be eaten, like gumpaste flowers, leaves, figures, etc. She can use other gold dusts. But they will not be what OP describes in her question, "I want the rich gold edible paint I have seen people use on TV." They use gold highlighter. You'll notice they only paint it on things that can be removed before serving. OP could certainly remove a rope border when slicing. It's like night and day, the difference between luster dusts and highlighter.

lorenaortegarox Posted 20 Jun 2011 , 9:56pm
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i bought the duff gold airbrush paint and it works nicely

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