What Should I Use?

Decorating By chocolateloopie Updated 12 Dec 2013 , 6:41am by chocolateloopie

chocolateloopie Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 7:48am
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Hi guys,

 

Any idea what I should use to get the effect of the gold on the first picture? The closest thing I've found is the Metallic Dark Gold food paint but I suspect that will give me a product more like the second cake picture. Should I mix that with some edible glitter?

 

Would value your expert opinions :-D

Thanks!

 

16 replies
Smckinney07 Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 8:53am
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AI did some searching online, I've never made a cake like this (as lovely as it is), I found a similar cake done by Charm City & the articles just say its brushed with gold shimmer. I think the color you found will not give you the same result, as you said.

Guilding wont be right, luster dust won't be shimmery enough, I havent seen a spray that wiachieve this and it is supposed to be a bit messy looking-that painted look-so that's how I would do it. Hopefully someone who's done this will chime in but I did find a glitter paint that I haven't seen locally before (I'll post the link) maybe you can find something comparable-I know people have different feelings about disco/glitter dust being edible so that's up to you.

http://www.rainbow**********.co.uk/shop/Gold_Edible_Glitter_Paint.htm

http://www.projectwedding.com/ideas/309963/diy-glittery-necco-wafer-cake

http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2013/08/26/peter-pan-wedding-inspiration-from-evelyn-alas-photography-charm-city-cakes/

shanter Posted 3 Dec 2013 , 8:31pm
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There's always actual edible gold leaf.

chocolateloopie Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 4:15am
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Originally Posted by Smckinney07 

I did some searching online, I've never made a cake like this (as lovely as it is), I found a similar cake done by Charm City & the articles just say its brushed with gold shimmer. I think the color you found will not give you the same result, as you said.

Guilding wont be right, luster dust won't be shimmery enough, I havent seen a spray that wiachieve this and it is supposed to be a bit messy looking-that painted look-so that's how I would do it. Hopefully someone who's done this will chime in but I did find a glitter paint that I haven't seen locally before (I'll post the link) maybe you can find something comparable-I know people have different feelings about disco/glitter dust being edible so that's up to you.

http://www.rainbow**********.co.uk/shop/Gold_Edible_Glitter_Paint.htm

http://www.projectwedding.com/ideas/309963/diy-glittery-necco-wafer-cake

http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2013/08/26/peter-pan-wedding-inspiration-from-evelyn-alas-photography-charm-city-cakes/

 

Is it possible to mix the edible glitter with some vodka and paint it on? Will it stay on like when you paint fondant?

Sakura Blossom Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 4:59am
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AI was shopping for luster dust but I think that this is what you are looking for, they called it sparkle dust. http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=15300&step=4

kakeladi Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 4:59am
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If you mix *just* enough vodka (or similar) w/gold dust you should be able to get the look of the 1st pic.  It will take **LOTS!** of dust and very, very quick work but you should be able to do it.  You will probably only get to paint maybe an inch at a time with the dust thick enough and little 'mixer'.

chocolateloopie Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 6:17am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi 
 

If you mix *just* enough vodka (or similar) w/gold dust you should be able to get the look of the 1st pic.  It will take **LOTS!** of dust and very, very quick work but you should be able to do it.  You will probably only get to paint maybe an inch at a time with the dust thick enough and little 'mixer'.

Reckon it could work with the glitter sprinkled/mixed into metallic gold paint? That way you'd have a gold-ish background already and perhaps won't need as much of the dust because I had a look at the glitter and whilst it is "not toxic" it states it shouldn't be consumed as a food product - if that makes sense...

chocolateloopie Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 6:23am
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Originally Posted by Sakura Blossom 

I was shopping for luster dust but I think that this is what you are looking for, they called it sparkle dust.
http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=15300&step=4

Thanks - that looks promising but I did a Google search and it doesn't seem to be as well distributed as some of the other products.

Smckinney07 Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 7:46am
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AI'd paint a thin layer of piping gel or even vodka and use an edible glitter. You could try a hybrid (of luster and glitter), I'd practice on a strip of fondant if you aren't familiar with painting. The design is lovely, I've been looking all day to try and find a tutorial for you...I found everything but! Good luck with the design, either will look nice.

http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/articles/how-to-paint-a-cake.aspx

shanter Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 6:01pm
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I e-mailed the bakery that made the cake and this is the reply I got:

 

I'm happy to tell you what I used if you want to make one of your own.  The glittery gold is "disco dust."  You can find it at cake decorating stores, or online.  It's best applied to a cake covered in fondant--simply dampen the area you want covered in the disco dust (with a wet brush) and then apply the disco dust.  The dust will stick to the wet fondant.  Make sure you lay down some sheets of parchment or something to catch the loose dust--it gets messy!  You'll be finding disco dust in your kitchen days later.  Good luck!

 

I am amazed that they would sell cakes with disco dust on them because no one should be eating disco dust (it is plastic). It is to be used on decorations that are removed before the cake is served.

 

I'm really surprised and I don't recommend making the gold the way they did.

KarenK55 Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 6:56pm
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Hi,

 

there is a website that 'mfeagan gave for the edible Silver leaf on another thread.  I am sure they carry the gold, you should check it out. 

 

 Here you go: http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=8982#.Up96L8RDsph

 

Wish you well.

kakeladi Posted 4 Dec 2013 , 8:30pm
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...............The glittery gold is "disco dust." ...........  amazed that they would sell cakes with disco dust on them because no one should be eating disco dust (it is plastic). It is to be used on decorations that are removed before the cake is served....I'm really surprised and I don't recommend making the gold the way they did.......

 

So true! so true. 

OP: Please do NOT use disco dust!  As the other poster states it is NOT edible - it IS plastic finely ground up and should NOT be consumned

karess Posted 5 Dec 2013 , 2:26am
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I think it'd be fine to use disco dust as long as you let your customer know that it is not meant to be consumed. I know others have suggested to not use disco dust, but let's be honest... who really eats fondant? The majority of the guests will most likely will rip off the piece of fondant on their cakes.. 

mfeagan Posted 5 Dec 2013 , 3:05am
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Originally Posted by karess 
 

I think it'd be fine to use disco dust as long as you let your customer know that it is not meant to be consumed. I know others have suggested to not use disco dust, but let's be honest... who really eats fondant? The majority of the guests will most likely will rip off the piece of fondant on their cakes.. 

 

I wouldn't take my chances. It isn't approved for food use. I know there is much debate on the subject…it's non-toxic, etc. Honestly, I would not put it on the cake. I know a lot of people don't eat fondant, but many do. Many have never had it, so they will just eat the cake as it is. How are they going to tell all the guests at the event not to eat the fondant? I would think the bride and groom, anniversary couple, etc…was really tacky! haha! 

 

Disco Dust is basically craft glitter sold by another name. Since it's in cake shops sold with all the different dusts, people just pick up the container and say "HEY! It's in the cake shop…I'll put it on everything!" I doubt anyone would walk into a craft store and go to the glitter aisle and buy that to put on their cakes. It's just not right. I think cake stores shouldn't carry this stuff. There's too much confusion. 

 

With all that said…I wish it was supposed to be eaten. It looks really cool! :) 

mfeagan Posted 5 Dec 2013 , 3:06am
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Originally Posted by Sakura Blossom 

I was shopping for luster dust but I think that this is what you are looking for, they called it sparkle dust.
http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=15300&step=4

 

This looks like your best choice. Good price too. 

chocolateloopie Posted 12 Dec 2013 , 6:26am
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Originally Posted by mfeagan 
 

 

This looks like your best choice. Good price too. 

Sadly, the shipping costs is over 6x the price :(

chocolateloopie Posted 12 Dec 2013 , 6:40am
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By the way, thank you all for your input :) The bride has decided to go for something along the lines of the 2nd one instead so it's much more straightforward. I just have a couple more questions:

 

1) To get that shade, would I be using the light gold metallic paint (pictured below)? I ordered the dark gold earlier but it's too dark, almost bronze-like. Using that as a guide, I think the light gold would be correct but am not 100% sure. I could order just one bottle to check it but that means paying for shipping twice (my town no longer stocks this and shipping is rather pricey where I live). Thoughts?

 

2) From your experience, how much would I need for the 3 tiers (12", 9" & 6")? I originally thought 2 but again, because my town doesn't stock this, I'd be in trouble if I realise 2 days before hand I don't have enough. At the same time, I don't really want to keep an extra bottle if I order 3 and don't need it as that's not something I use very frequently...

 

Thanks heaps! :D

 

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