Hi guys!!! I've seen a couple cakes here on cc and I'm super curious about edible gold paint it looks beautiful but it seems hard to achieve and find! I've used the Wilton pray but it doesn't give it that shine and deep gold look I want! Which brand do you guys recommend and where can I find this paint ! Thank you so much in advance !!
You can also use the edible Gold Leaf sheets. They are expensive but to cover a large area this is the simplest way to do it.
Gold leaf is the only way to get a truly metallic look.The metallic paints will lose some of their shine after a day or so. The Chefmaster sprays are pretty good, so give those a try. The Wilton and Duff sprays were thinner than the Chefmaster sprays when I had some of them to compare.
This really depends on where you plan on using the gold. The majority of the really nice metallic gold paints are not edible, although they do say non-toxic. (Non-toxic does not mean it is edible!) You can use these paints on decorations that won't be eaten. Then there are nice metallic gold paints that are approved for food use in EU, AU, and Canada, but sadly not approved by the FDA in the US (yet). Basically you need to do your homework first. If there is not an ingredient listing and it's made in the US it is NOT edible. Here's a few articles I found on the subject. One from the FDA and one from Sharon Zambito @sugarshack
Rolkem super gold + alcohol (not US FDA approved), so for removable deco only
I've used the PME sprays and thought the gold was quite good.
Thank you everyone I've used gold before and it wasn't FDA approved + none edible and got a perfect gold but it's NOT edible and wouldn't want to give someone a cake that would be hard to digest lol . A lot of people have requested a metallic gold But the only edible is Wilton not a true metallic gold so I need to figure this out.
Gold leaf [obviously real metal and not deemed edible by the FDA] and the non-edible very metallic dusts [that look that way because they, too, contain real metals of questionable origin] are the only things that will give you a real metal look. If people are going to eat it, then it's not what you can use.
I know that the "art" of the piece is important, but it's food and that's more important, so only edible products make up the range of useful items.
You can use edible gold airbrush liquid in combination with edible, FDA certified luster dust and get a nice finish. I, like Leah, like the PME gold spray. A few light coats that dry in between works very well.