taartenmaker Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 3:41am
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ASometimes I see beautifull fondant cakes with these peautifull golden details. I also want to try that so I was wondering how I can make gold fondant, do I use some kind of powder or a food paint. I really want it to be gold and not white with gold sparkels or something. Please help!

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carmijok Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 4:47am
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AFirst color your fondant. Use a gold or yellow shade for true gold and brown for an antique finish. I like to use gold highlighter dust mixed with lemon extract for a really metal look. It also dry dusts well. Old Gold luster dust is good too. GSA sells both I think and CK. I have several cakes that have gold accents. I love using it.

carmijok Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 4:50am
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AI meant to add that you use the dusts on the fondant after it's been colored. Helps with the streaking.

Smckinney07 Posted 17 Jul 2013 , 5:56am
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AThere's also gold leaf people use on cakes, it's beautiful, but also expensive, if you ever use that make sure you price accordingly. Also, I'd practice with that before you use it on someone's cake (it's almost shiny like a mirror).

FaithBakesCakes Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 4:27pm
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Hi tarrtenmaker,

 

I am addicted to pearl dust from Wilton!  I use it mixed with vodka to paint my gold details.  I hope you can see it, the golden rings are of white fondant with 3 coats of the pearl dust 'paint'

 

ddaigle Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 4:31pm
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Color the fondant first using Americolor's IVORY.    This is how I make the New Orleans Saints gold.   To make real looking gold, then either paint it with golf luster dust mixed with vodka...or better yet, if you have an airbrush machine, buy the gold airbrush color.   I love, love the gold & silver airbrush colors.   No streaks or pain brush marks this way. 

taartenmaker Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 2:56am
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Original message sent by FaithBakesCakes

Hi tarrtenmaker,

I am addicted to pearl dust from Wilton!  I use it mixed with vodka to paint my gold details.  I hope you can see it, the golden rings are of white fondant with 3 coats of the pearl dust 'paint'

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3061057/] [/URL]

Wauww that gold looks very nice, so you let the first layer dry before adding the second layer ect ect?

FaithBakesCakes Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 12:45pm
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Wauww that gold looks very nice, so you let the first layer dry before adding the second layer ect ect?

Thank you! Yes, let it fully dry between each layer.

Others have suggested yellow/ivory fondant for the base this may cut down the amount of dust 'paint' needed.

Kattyson Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 5:43pm
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I use gold highlighter dust and white rum and paint it on. That's how i did the zipper and buttons on this cake.

AppleMark

maybenot Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 7:39pm

If the fondant will be eaten, I only use FDA approved gold luster from sugarpaste.com or The Sugar Art.  Highlighter dust--both gold & silver--are for decoration only and are NOT for consumption.

 

I find that mixing the dust with lemon extract keeps the color from rubbing off as easily as it does when using Everclear or vodka.

 

I usually tint my paste a shade of yellow, adding a bit of brown if I want an "old gold" shade.  Depending on the reason for the gold and if I prefer matte to shiny, I may only dry dust the item to get the effect, as with the background of the logo on the cake below:

 

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ApplegumPam Posted 20 Sep 2013 , 9:39pm
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I use gold highlighter dust and white rum and paint it on. That's how i did the zipper and buttons on this cake.

AppleMark

I know you have not asked for 'reviews' on your cake.........but I just can't NOT say it

Do you not see that the lack of attention to your board covering is the STAND OUT -  it overtakes any time and effort you put into the cake

SORRY - just had to say it

Godot Posted 21 Sep 2013 , 4:19am

AMy sister said it before I could. The cake is cute and the gold turned out amazing, but whst is that cake sitting on? That gnarly tinfoil thing detracts so much from the cake that it is about the only thing you notice.

Elcee Posted 21 Sep 2013 , 11:07pm

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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam 
 

I know you have not asked for 'reviews' on your cake.........but I just can't NOT say it

Do you not see that the lack of attention to your board covering is the STAND OUT -  it overtakes any time and effort you put into the cake

SORRY - just had to say it

 

 

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My sister said it before I could. The cake is cute and the gold turned out amazing, but whst is that cake sitting on? That gnarly tinfoil thing detracts so much from the cake that it is about the only thing you notice.

 

You, know, if you'd like to critique cakes, there is a thread where the posters ask for and welcome it.

http://cakecentral.com/t/755127/peer-review-cake-club/450#post_7444503

Shishka4 Posted 21 Sep 2013 , 11:20pm

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I use gold highlighter dust and white rum and paint it on. That's how i did the zipper and buttons on this cake. [URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3104553/]AppleMark [/URL]

I think your cake is beautiful, great job!

howsweet Posted 21 Sep 2013 , 11:38pm

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 Highlighter dust--both gold & silver--are for decoration only and are NOT for consumption.

 

 

 

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I'm not sure if people are seeing that, so I just thought I'd "highlight" it. What I've heard is that not only is highlighter NOT nontoxic, but that it's indeed very toxic as in containing heavy metals (for those who don't remember much from chemistry class - lead, mercury and plutonium are examples of heavy metals). The person who was spreading that is not someone I trust, so I have no idea if this is true.  If anyone knows what's in gold and silver highlighter, please share.

CakeGeekUk Posted 22 Sep 2013 , 3:52pm

Depending on the effect you'd like to create, you can use (i) edible gold paints (light & dark gold) applied with a sponge, (ii) edible gold dust (I love "solar gold" by Almond Art (for UK decorators) or (iii) edible lustre sprays for a smoother finish.  (iv) For a super shiny, totally luxurious look, you can opt for gold leaf but it's tricky to apply.  You'll find a tutorial here if you need help: http://cakegeek.co.uk/index.php/metallic-gold-cakes/

NCYCKS Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 3:57am

AKattyson! Holy cow! That cake is truly unbelievable! How did you do the pink design on the side of the bag? Love it!

MIRamos Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 5:22pm

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Original message sent by FaithBakesCakes

Hi tarrtenmaker,

I am addicted to pearl dust from Wilton!  I use it mixed with vodka to paint my gold details.  I hope you can see it, the golden rings are of white fondant with 3 coats of the pearl dust 'paint'

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3061057/] [/URL]

MIRamos Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 5:23pm

AVery nice.

cakealicious7 Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 5:35pm

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I'm not sure if people are seeing that, so I just thought I'd "highlight" it. What I've heard is that not only is highlighter NOT nontoxic, but that it's indeed very toxic as in containing heavy metals (for those who don't remember much from chemistry class - lead, mercury and plutonium are examples of heavy metals). The person who was spreading that is not someone I trust, so I have no idea if this is true.  If anyone knows what's in gold and silver highlighter, please share.

I just googled it and it says highlighter dusts are not edible and just for decorative purposes.

howsweet Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 5:54pm

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I just googled it and it says highlighter dusts are not edible and just for decorative purposes.

What the person was implying was that because it contains heavy metals, it's dangerous and shouldn't be used anywhere near a cake. For example, nobody would paint anything with lead paint and use it as a non-ebible cake topper. This was supposedly some little known secret and she was very vague and did more implying than saying anything clear. I got the feeling she didn't know what she was talking about and have never heard this anywhere else.

 

 

cakealicious7 Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 6:53pm

AIf its considered non-toxic how can it contain heavy metals? I personally think its fine to use for decorative purposes on cakes :-)

howsweet Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 6:57pm
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If its considered non-toxic how can it contain heavy metals? I personally think its fine to use for decorative purposes on cakes icon_smile.gif

The silver and gold highlighter dusts are not considered non-toxic. But they are definitely marketed as if they are not toxic. You should see the thing I got from CK products the other day.  It was brought up in this thread http://cakecentral.com/t/763541/ck-to-discontinue-super-pearl

Edit: Highlighter dust was only mentioned once I think - we were just talking more about confusing edible and non-toxic.

 

 

 

cakealicious7 Posted 23 Sep 2013 , 7:38pm

AOk now I'm confused!!!!

Kattyson Posted 28 Sep 2013 , 4:34pm

Thanks. It's an edible image. I googled gucci prints and got that one. It was supposed to be grey but my ink levels were low and it came out pink so I just went with it LOL.

Kattyson Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:38am

Actually this was just a practice cake.  My focus was not my board..... Thank you~

Kattyson Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:41am

Thank you very much for your kind words!

NCYCKS Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 4:54pm

AIf that's a practice cake, you are even more amazing! Very impressive!

Kattyson Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 4:54pm

A:-D Thanks!!!NCYCKS

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