Hello, friends! I have kept up with Cake Central for several years, but this is my first post. I have a very specific client and although I have searched everywhere online, tested in my own kitchen with luster dusts and airbrush colors, watched scads of tutorials, and scoured these forums already, I have not found EXACTLY what will give me these results on the gold piping:
It looks very much like this particular gold color was not piped and then painted, but just piped directly on. I've been studying it for some time and I'm nearly positive. I've seen the luster dust recipe on here and tried that and although the piping was okay, the color was absolutely NOT okay. Anyone done something like this? Anyone found a brand for super bright gold, not the bronze-ish tinted ones I've used for years? I appreciate it!!
I bet if you mixed some gold rainbow dust edible paint into royal icing you could get a gold-colored royal icing. But it's also possible to paint it with a very small brush. It might be painted even if it just looks piped. I've never had a good result from mixing gold luster into icing.
mix it with piping gel and a bit of confectioner's sugar --
it is beautiful with non-toxic non-edible gold dust -- but i never usee it with the edible gold dusts available now -- it might be worth trying
Long before the controversy about gold dust not being edible I made this one. I bet it's what you are looking for. As has been mentioned it is gold dust mixed into piiping gel.