This is the cake I am needing to make...but the bride has requested buttercream instead of fondant. Any input as to what material to use and how to brush it onto buttercream? I'm in the States. Please and thank you!
AI'm on my phone but I can't open the link -- might just be me but usually I can open them -- I'll go to a computer shortly
What you've provided is not a viable link. I google searched it but too many cakes come up. Try again.
ok good -- we got the picture now --
hmm it has a nubbly texture that makes me question how they did that but the not consistent brushiness of it really strikes me as real gold foil or it could be gold luster dust of some kind either brushed on dry or you can make a paint out of it with vodka or lemon extract --
if you get a gold dust you want to get one that is edible -- there are a lot that are non-toxic and i would avoid those since it's right on the cake -- ok to use for example on gum paste flowers or bows that will not be eaten
i think this is edible and there's a valuable video there too:
real gold leaf:
and i have used this on smbc no problem --so you would want to apply it to abc (powdered sugar icing -- american buttercream) before it crusts
so i guess the texture was on the fondant before they applied the gold?
I have no idea what that texture might be, especially if it's deliberate..............maybe sanding sugar mixed in with edible luster and painted on? If I wanted to do it, that's what I'd use for some experiments.
I agree it looks like something added to edible luster dust to give it dimension/texture. I don't think gold foil could be made to look like this. It's very sparkly and "chunky" looking. Hmmm.
Honestly, I suspect they used a non-edible product such as gold star dust and made a really really thick paste with it, then brushed. I see the non-edibles being used a LOT on the actual cake around here. My challenge gets to be making an edible look-alike.
they used a gold disco dust with highlighter, I would imagine. Neither are edible. But some people don't care since they are non-toxic. I have painted gold dust with everclear on chilled IMBC and it worked surprisingly well. But you won't get the glitter without, well...glitter.
Well, give my suggestion a try on a scrap piece of fondant. It IS edible..............completely.
Will do.....thanks everyone!