Gold Icing!

Baking By tam37 Updated 23 Jan 2014 , 5:20pm by Claire138

tam37 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 8:08pm
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I need to know if its possible to make Gold icing? I have been asked to make a wedding cake of gold and as the main color and white as accent color.

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Ashleyssweetdesigns Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 11:00pm
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Are you covering the cake in fondant or BC

kakeladi Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 12:08am
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Gold coloring is not edible - especially if you use highliter dust (mixed w/vodka etc & painted on - the best way to get a real gold color.)

Whenever it is used on a cake it is suggested the icing that is gold be removed and not eaten.
It is non-toxic but still not considered edible.

KoryAK Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 3:54am
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Some gold dusts are edible and real gold (like gold leaf) is edible.

No, you won't be able to add anything to the buttercream to have it be gold. You will need to paint over it (or gold leaf it). Alternatively to painting with gold, you can mix and cover the cake with non-metallic gold fondant or buttercream and then paint, airbrush (recommended), or dust with just pearl dust to add the shine.

cookiekisses Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 4:05am
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Wilton now makes a gold edible color spray. It would like an airbrush.

mom2twogrlz Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 4:31am
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Spray it with luster dust.

icer101 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 4:36am
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I make gold fondant and gold buttercream using americolor gold. It is a beautiful gold. They also make beautiful gold and silver airbrush spray. PME and LUCKS brands also make edible sheen gold, silver and other sheen colors .Please check all this out. hth

icer101 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 4:38am
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here is some answers too.

KatieKake Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 4:44am
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If your using fondant, then use luster dust or,Gold sheen if you have an air brush. , or get the Wilton spray can, if butter cream, use yellow, red and green coloring, start with yellow, add red and then add the green, I mixed my colors with a small amount of frosting, getting the color I wanted and then colored the rest of the frosting. You can control the color, from a bright to an old gold color. It has worked for me.

msthang1224 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 5:16am
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If yr mixing buttercream or royal icing: Start with a mostly yellow base and add a tiny tiny bit of red to it to get the gold color you like. BE VERY CAREFUL when adding the red to the yellow bc if there is too much red added, it will turn orange.


Spooky_789 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 2:10pm
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CK does make a gold gel paste color, although I haven't used it yet, but I did buy it last week.

ElenaIuliana Posted 29 Feb 2012 , 3:59pm
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really interesting ideas here and thanks for starting this topic!

kisamarie Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 11:14pm
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This just doesn't seem right........What did they use, and would it make you sick?

superstar Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 11:33pm
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Wow! That is an amazing gold! Would love to hear more on this subject!!!!!

Alissweettooth Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:19am
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I use edible gold bought right here in the states so I am confused. I had a friend send me some from Canada and after painting twenty cookies, I noticed it said to eat in small amounts. Huh? I feed these cookies to chidren. I guess I want to know what is in it that it's not safe?
I have pretty much every beand you can buy and am thinking of not using them if they unsafe. It's crazy they would sell that stuff in the states if it wasn't FDA approved.

Alissweettooth Posted 31 Mar 2013 , 5:20am
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Sorry for the typos. lol It's late.

Custom Cookies Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 9:27pm
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I haven't done gold, but I used the Wilton silver Color Mist for some cookies recently and was very pleased with the result.  It works just like spray paint; you can give a light coat for a touch of shimmer, or a heavier coat for a more opaque finish.  This isn't a very good picture but it shows a little of the silver shimmer.  Good luck!


mariel9898 Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 4:05am
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Check this out, though it doesn't seem to be available in the US:

jeromerestua014 Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 10:29am
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how to make that color gold? or else i want a color yellow gold :) thanks :)

jeromerestua014 Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 10:34am
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any one can help me, how to make yellow gold icing!

smittyditty Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 7:19pm
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Jerome just read a few posts back and there were quite a few great suggestions on page 1.

Montrealconfections Posted 25 Jun 2013 , 6:13pm
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This might interest you:

victoriaashley Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 5:31pm
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Original message sent by Montrealconfections

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My luster dust is the same but across the bottom it says "non-toxic" and "not for consumption" is this a different type or have they recently changed the labeling?

howsweet Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:39pm
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AHer containers clearly state "non toxic" which means she is using a non edible product.

There are all kinds of people willing to set themselves out as experts and give advice. It might be well to note that pretty talk and pretty picture aren't indicators as to who to listen to.

howsweet Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:48pm
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AWhen you see ads on a website, that tells you that this person is making some income off the site. The more traffic you have, the more you can charge sponsors. That means you have to always be coming up with something to share. I am not saying this is true about this website, just that it's something to keep in mind when we're out there.

victoriaashley Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:52pm
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Original message sent by howsweet

Her containers clearly state "non toxic" which means she is using a non edible product.

There are all kinds of people willing to set themselves out as experts and give advice. It might be well to note that pretty talk and pretty picture aren't indicators as to who to listen to.

I had to look at the picture again, I didn't see non-toxic on the side, because I'm used to seeing it on the bottom. I'm thankful for those of you on this site who DO know what you're talking about, as you've helped me from following others who see something pretty and use it without researching it. :)

JWinslow Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 8:59pm
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GSA carries a line of FDA approved luster dusts.  Edible Hybrid Luster Dust.  They are much more expensive but they are edible.


(scroll down to see gold & silver - they have the aztec gold color that sweetsugarbelle uses.

howsweet Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 11:46pm
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Thanks, I'd love to hear what you think!.  Maybe that it's out of stock is a good sign.:-D

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