Gold Trimmed Buttercream Flowers?

Decorating By johnson6ofus Updated 9 Jul 2015 , 5:51pm by johnson6ofus

johnson6ofus Posted 9 Jul 2015 , 5:03am
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Trying to create this look in buttercream:

The edges of the "flowers" are gold, while the flower remains white. I want to apply it to cupcakes, decorated with crusting buttercream flowers. Anyone done this? What product? Tips or tricks?

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TheresaCarol Posted 9 Jul 2015 , 12:00pm
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I have done it several times.  Trick is to wait until the buttercream has crusted then use a light bristled, thin brush.  I mix vodka with my gold dust then paint the petals using the side of the brush not the tip (sometimes the bristles fan out and give me streaks so I use the sides).  

I make my own buttercream icing so my icing crusts very well.  The dust I use depends on what color I am looking for and how deep I want the trim.  I purchase them here:

johnson6ofus Posted 9 Jul 2015 , 3:12pm
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Thanks Theresa. Which color dust are you happiest with for "real gold" color?

TheresaCarol Posted 9 Jul 2015 , 4:12pm
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Wedding gold would be my first choice; it has a darker hue and looks more realistic to me.  The second choice would be super gold; nice hue but lighter and more pearl like.  Because these dust are edible, they are as close as I have found to real gold look.  Hope this helps a bit.

johnson6ofus Posted 9 Jul 2015 , 5:51pm
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awesome! Thanks.... omw to grab some here locally

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