I have been searching for a true metallic gold that I can use on cakes. I have tried a few different liquids and dusts but none have given me that shiny gold finish I am looking for. Any suggestions?
the real gold edible foil -- i bought mine on amazon -- it's pricey and i went looking briefly just now but if you find a good deal it's probably bronze or copper or something not edible even though it says it is -- it was about fifty bucks a pop when i bought mine 24 3"x3" fly away leaves -- if you look cross eyed at it it will crumple into a vanishing puddle --
another suggestion is to remember it's food and be happy with your best unless the client wants to $hell out big time for it -- i used mine for family, my daughter and you can't put a price on that huh --
best to you
Edible gold leaf seem to be the answer. It is pricey but you get 25 sheets in the pack. I don't use the leaves because they seem tricky to apply but when I researched this topic a few months ago, all the information I found pointed to edible gold leaf.
Personally, I use air-brush gold, then highlight it with ultra gold dust. The customers are happy with that effect so far.
I heard on t.v the other night that real edible gold was something like $234 per once - OUCH :)
There are some things that are just NOT meant to be eaten. Gold dusts are NOT edible - usually they are non-toxic same as Elmer's glue and crayons! And a 'pack of gold leaf' is NOT gold unless you import it from someplace like Iran.
As K8 said >>>>:.............if you find a good deal it's probably bronze or copper or something not edible even though it says it is -- it was about fifty bucks a pop when i bought mine 24 3"x3" fly away leaves -- if you look cross eyed at it it will crumple into a vanishing puddle
I use the edible gold sheen airbrush color, and just airbrush it on.
There was just a discussion about golds right here: http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/783354/pastry-ideale-gold-dust-reviews
Lots of info there.
Thank you all for the information. I learned a lot.
My favorite gold dust is by AUI Swiss, it is the most "gold". When in doubt don't eat it, the website says it's non-edible. But it is super pretty!