Metallic Gold Airbrush Color And Royal Icing?!

Decorating By TheNerdyBaker Updated 18 Jul 2014 , 11:28pm by -K8memphis

TheNerdyBaker Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 8:54am
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So lately I have been trying to unlock the age of mystery of piping in metallic colors, and I have found 4-5 various techniques.


Granted, I don't have any of the stuff on hand to try out the things I have been reading, so I don't know how they compare to each other, or even if they work.


Most of the articles were dated from around 2009, and since then we have had a baking breakthrough in the form of the Amerigel Gold Sheen Airbrush Color.


So I was just curious if anyone has tried coloring things with the color, as opposed to using it strictly in the airbrush.  I would imagine that mixing it in to a super stiff RI would get me to a nice pipeable consistency after incorporating a decent amount of the stuff.


Any thoughts?

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 11:05am
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ANo idk never used that product I don't think but I just wanted to mention that there are recipes to make piping gel online and the formula in nick lodge's international school of sugar craft book 3 page 187 uses pg to make a great product-- do you have that recipe?

it's 2 t. powd sugar and 2 t. metallic dust, clear alcohol to adjust consistency into 1 teaspoon piping gel -- works great -- stores in fridge indefinitely

it pipes beautiful and brilliant

TheNerdyBaker Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 11:27am
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Yea, I saw that one and it was one I was definitely going to try.


I just see that one being a tad cost prohibitive because of the insane amount of luster dust needed per small batch.


If it does the job though, who am I to complain?!

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 11:56am
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Aa little goes a long way--he advises to use a 0 tube with it -- it is so pretty -- but yes you need to shell out for the dust -- i made it a jar of dust at a time -- 

i mean you wouldn't be using it say for example shell borders -- you would pipe the shell border in BC then overpipe in this -- it is pricey it's an accent and it's awesome -- i wanna go make some ;)

and if you were going to cover an entire area it would brush on but that's when you'd change gears and whip out the airbrush --

brush embroidery with it would be awesome

edited to say -- it does not get lost in the shuffle

TheNerdyBaker Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 8:14pm
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Do you have any pictures in your gallery of this stuff on a cake?

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 8:21pm
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no sorry -- i did this work for my employer -- 

TheNerdyBaker Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 10:33pm
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I'm mixing up a batch of metallic gold piping goo right now!


Ill post pictures of the results here soon!

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 11:28pm
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oh cool!

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