Sassy-Cakes Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 4:21am
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Does anyone know how to make metallic gold buttercream icing? I need to figure it out for a 50th wedding anniversary cake. Thanks for any help icon_smile.gif

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costumeczar Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 2:07pm
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The only way I could get it to work was to refrigerate the cake then paint it with gold luster dust thinned out with vodka. Keep putting it in the fridge to firm it up if you need to.

You could use gold leaf if you want to go crazy with it.

It will never look like it would look on fondant, though. You might want to do a white cake with gold accents, either in buttercream or fondant.

cfpeoples Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 2:18pm
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I have heard of someone spraying it with Luster spray after it is iced and crusted. I believe she used the kind made by PME. I personally have never tried it, but i saw one last week sprayed silver. It looked great!

Torimomma Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 4:06pm
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Ive never done a whole cake but I did make metallic gold cookies. I made the frosting gold colored and then sprayed it with PME gold Lustre spray. The gold turned out nice, I wish I had a photo.

Noobz Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 6:46pm
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I would love to know how to do this:
http://jcowandewar.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/gold-buttercream-fosting.jpg?w=400&h=600

costumeczar Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 7:58pm
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That's just gold spray on rough icing.

To get that much of a gold color you have to use a buttload of luster dust or spray, though, so watch out.

Sassy-Cakes Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 11:10pm
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Thanks ya'll! The cake is white with gold lettering and accents.

GuiltyPleasures Posted 28 Jul 2011 , 7:17am
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Americolor has a metalic gold airbrush spray. I am not sure if you have an airbrush, but if so that would be the way to go. You can get a 9 oz bottle of it for around $16 including shipping.

Jasongiddings Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 10:31am
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The pme gold lustre spray goes onto white or ivory buttercream with no problem and looks fantastic.

CakeCrystals Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 7:01pm

Check out this product.

http://www.theurbangrocer.com/2010/03/24/the-deli-garage-esslack-food-spray/

If the link doesn't show, look up theurbangrocer.com

CakeCrystals Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 7:01pm

Here is the main website for this product. Check out some of the pictures.

http://www.the-deli-garage.com/ESSLACK_detail_16.html

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