How To Get This Gold Detail?!

Decorating By ashk0728 Updated 11 Aug 2013 , 7:00am by CakeChemistry

ashk0728 Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 11:33pm
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Hi Guys!!


 I was asked to do a cake similar to this and was wondering if anyone knows how to get gold detailing like that? Any help would be much appreciated! THANKS A BUNCH!! :) 




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BatterUpCake Posted 7 Aug 2013 , 11:43pm
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shimmer dust mixed with vodka or everclear

ashk0728 Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 2:05am
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ASo do you think it's just buttercream piped with luster? To get the 3D effect? Thanks!

Stitches Posted 8 Aug 2013 , 2:31am
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It's definitely not piped. It's molded fondant or gum paste or a mix of them. Mold the shapes, paint with gold dust mixed with vodka, than attach to the cake. Very simple to do.

ashk0728 Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 2:11am
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AOk thank you!!! :)

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 3:11am
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Welcome to CC. Post pics when done!

AZCouture Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 3:22am
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ALuster won't give you a real genuine gold look. You need gold highlighter powder, used in a similar way like luster, but it really looks like metal. I get mine from CK Products.

Evoir Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 6:39am
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And there is no way to 'pipe' a gold, shiny colour like that.

CakeChemistry Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 7:00am
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AIn my Peggy book, she says to make your moulds/do your piping in yellow/lemon as the base colour then once dry/hard paint over with your shimmer/lustre and spirit solution. This does look like a good way of getting the antique look. However, I agree with AZ Couture, for a really effective end product, you are prob best investing in the paint x

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