Gold Wedding Cake

Decorating By hmgarcia Updated 18 Jun 2015 , 1:30am by mccantsbakes

hmgarcia Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 5:53pm
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I was asked to make a gold confetti and ivory wedding cake like the one on this link https://www.pinterest.com/pin/91620173644040664/ but I am not sure how to achieve the confetti look and colors. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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kakeladi Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 6:08pm
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Just cut thin rolled fondant into tiny pieces (sqs?) and airbrush or paint them gold using dust mixed with vodka (or similar spirits).  You'll need to make 1,000s of them:)

For ivory fondant just use a very tiny amount of brown in a large quantity of fondant.  They do make ivory paste if you can find it.  Again it just takes the tiniest amount for the color.  You can always add a bit more gel color but it's hard to tone it down if you get it too dark. 

CatPoet Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 6:15pm
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Wouldn't edible gold leaf work?

kakeladi Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 6:27pm
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It might but it is soooooooo expensive!  It also is very delicate so each tiny sq would need to be very carefully handled and placed on the cake :(

mccantsbakes Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 6:53pm
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I just saw a really cool tutorial on this.    It isn't as hard as it looks. 

unfortunately I can't locate the darn thing. 


Here is a similar method to the one I saw.


http://thecakeblog.com/gold-sequin-cake-tutorial

mccantsbakes Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 6:58pm
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If you are debating what gold product to use, here is a blog post that discusses the pros and cons to several ones on the market. 


Hope this helps 

http://artisancakecompany.com/2014/11/the-best-edible-metallic-food-colors/

mccantsbakes Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 6:59pm
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Clearly, I spend far too much time on the internet watching cake porn ;)

maybenot Posted 17 Jun 2015 , 11:44pm
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No need to buy a machine, either, as you can easily cut the bits yourself.

mccantsbakes Posted 18 Jun 2015 , 1:30am
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@maybenot

THANK YOU!   The tutorial you shared was exactly the one I couldn't remember where I saw that technique.    

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