Edible Gold Glitter/sparkles

Decorating By mandyrangel Updated 8 Mar 2014 , 7:55am by gscout73

mandyrangel Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 8:18pm
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Does anyone know how to achieve the look with the edible gold glitter/sparkles on the cakes in either of these photos?

Thanks in advance! :)


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ellavanilla Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 8:27pm
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the top looks like edible gold flakes





the bottom one looks like gelatin sequins





the gold flakes are edible because they are non reactive and pass through our system, however, i don't imagine it's "good eats" and might have to be removed before serving. 

chasingmytail Posted 7 Mar 2014 , 11:54am
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These are called sequin cakes and are the trend for 2014.  I have looked closer to other pictures and its tiny discs cut out of paste stuck on then coloured - suppose you could use variations of golds to get a sequin finish with dusts and sheens to obtain the glow.  The photos have been taken in a studio so assume plenty of light and computer touching up.

gscout73 Posted 8 Mar 2014 , 7:52am
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The second cake appears to be decorated with gold balls or dragees of different sizes.



gscout73 Posted 8 Mar 2014 , 7:55am
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...And the first one, in my opinion as a crafter, appears to be a dummy cake decorated with standard craft glitter. Gold leaf is much smoother. This one has too much texture and just looks like glitter to me.

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