Gold Royal Icing?

Decorating By sweets2thesweet Updated 5 Apr 2016 , 3:36pm by sweets2thesweet

sweets2thesweet Posted 4 Apr 2016 , 7:16pm
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Is this royal icing painted, or gold to begin with?  If it's painted, it's done very well!  If it's not, how do you get your royal icing that shiny gold color? (I can get my icing gold in color, but it doesn't have that shiny luster.) 

Royal Iced Decorations Pale/mint green and gold theme:

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sparesomethyme Posted 4 Apr 2016 , 9:07pm
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The shine is from luster dust. They probably used a tan or golden frosting base and then did the luster dust overtop. 

Check these two sites out for more information.

http://www.bakinginheelscookies.com/blog/2014/9/7/gold-luster-dust

http://www.sweetambs.com/tutorial/gold-royal-icing/


Happy Decorating!


maybenot Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 2:15am
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It's painted. You can dry dust or you can mix the dusts with lemon extract [I find this best for smooth, adhered paint] or high % alcohol like vodka, gin, or Everclear [the best].

If it's going to be eaten, then the paint should be made using edible luster dust made of FDA certified color [see the list of companies below] like those shown in the sweetambs.com link or #1-3 in the bakinginheelscookies.com link [#4 & #5 are not edible].

If you're certain that it won't be eaten, then you could use metallic highlighters, as long as you are certain that the decorations will be removed and not consumed.

sugarart.com; sugarpaste.com; pristinepowders.com; globalsugarart.com






maybenot Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 2:17am
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FDA advisory against using non-toxic dusts directly on food:

http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm481466.htm

cakebaby2 Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 2:32pm
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One beautiful cake if its not a dummy.

sweets2thesweet Posted 5 Apr 2016 , 3:36pm
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Thanks for the input!  Even if it's a dummy, the decorating is gorgeous! :)

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