How To Get Metallic Glossy Gold!

Decorating By Amarylis Updated 25 Sep 2015 , 11:30pm by maybenot

Amarylis Posted 25 Sep 2015 , 2:37pm
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Hi guys, 

I was wondering if you can help me, a customer has shown me a picture they love of a cake pop tower that they want something similar. (pic below)

The tower is in gold and black and I wondered if anyone knew what I could use to colour the gold pops like the picture to make them look so metallic.

I've tried luster dust and edible paints but it just doesn't look the same:


http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3159871/great-gatsby-inspired-cake-ball-tree-in-black-and-gold

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maybenot Posted 25 Sep 2015 , 11:30pm
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Sadly, those gold balls are covered in plastic craft glitter [disco dust], so they're inedible, but it makes a nice table decoration.  Disco dust isn't an approved food additive, so it's only for use on decorations that will be removed and not eaten.


For a smooth edible gold finish, there are lots of options, but no, they won't look like plastic glitter--but at least you can eat them.  This may help you find a good, edible gold product:

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

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