johnbailey64 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 8:19pm
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I used a Wilton gold glaze, like a paint but  it really streaks. I tried making the handles ahead of time and airbrushing them, but by the time I got a couple of coats on and let that dry, it broke putting it on the cake. I had to make another, spray it, and just try to carefully place it without touching the top. There must be an easier way. How do I do it to look smooth?

 

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johnbailey64 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 8:22pm
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mfeagan Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 12:08am
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I think it looks great! I have used Bakery Crafts Gold Glaze before, but only was successful over royal icing. It also streaked like the Wilton did that you used. 

 

I think the only way is to airbrush and let dry for a couple days. That way the gumpaste will have time to dry out after it has gotten wet again. I'm assuming you used vodka with the airbrushing??

Smckinney07 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 12:20am
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AI start with yellow fondant/gp if I need gold and grey for silver. You can try dry dusting or mix dust with vodka so it evaporates quickly. Try using a wider brush for bigger pieces and start with a small amount of alcohol.

Airbrushing is probably the easiest way but if you don't have one they do sell spray cans as well.

I bought some gold glaze but the first time I used it my piece became very, very sticky. I need to experiment with that more.

mfeagan Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 12:30am
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I start with yellow fondant/gp if I need gold and grey for silver. You can try dry dusting or mix dust with vodka so it evaporates quickly. Try using a wider brush for bigger pieces and start with a small amount of alcohol.

Airbrushing is probably the easiest way but if you don't have one they do sell spray cans as well.

I bought some gold glaze but the first time I used it my piece became very, very sticky. I need to experiment with that more.

 

They need to have a thumbs up button on here! 

johnbailey64 Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 1:41am
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Thank you.

I used the glaze as it came, and tried thinning it with butter flavoring for the airbrush. (We don't bring alcohol into my house - at all. lol)

The problem also was that I didn't want the fondant handle to dry and become stiff before I put it on the cake. But it did.

I did color my fondant gold first. That helped a lot.

I looked at the gold spray can at our cake shop. It was $10.00. I couldn't see spending that when I have an airbrush. Oh well. The guy that ordered it  and his birthday wife loved it.

I ate at a Chinese restaurant Friday and my fortune cooke said "Don't judge a piece of art by it's flaws." lol. Fitting for the day I was decorating this cake!

mfeagan Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:27am
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Thank you.

I used the glaze as it came, and tried thinning it with butter flavoring for the airbrush. (We don't bring alcohol into my house - at all. lol)

The problem also was that I didn't want the fondant handle to dry and become stiff before I put it on the cake. But it did.

I did color my fondant gold first. That helped a lot.

I looked at the gold spray can at our cake shop. It was $10.00. I couldn't see spending that when I have an airbrush. Oh well. The guy that ordered it  and his birthday wife loved it.

I ate at a Chinese restaurant Friday and my fortune cooke said "Don't judge a piece of art by it's flaws." lol. Fitting for the day I was decorating this cake!

 

HAHA!! Fortune cookies sometimes have great pieces of advice! 

 

I only have a bottle of clear rum for cake decorating, but you can use extracts. They are alcohol based, so it may work better than your butter flavoring. Clear vanilla or lemon extract would work perfectly! 

johnbailey64 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:26pm

:D

bundlesofjoy Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 5:21pm

Your Gucci Purse looks great!! I usually use Gold Luster dust mixed with some vodka and apply that on to my fondant piece. That way its already set and I just paint it on : ) But your cake looks awesome!! http://caljavaonline.com/collections/bulk-size-luster-dusts/products/luster-gold-dust

CakeChemistry Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 5:32pm

ARejuvenator spirit. It's alcohol but not drinking alcohol. Evaporates off really quickly so you need to mix it and cover it between dips. Flavourings are mixed with alcohol that bake off or evaporate off aren't they?

johnbailey64 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 8:52pm

Thanks~!   I  thought the flavoring was alcolol based. Guess I better check it. I've never heard of Rejuvenator spirit. I'll have to look that up.

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