My Gold Luster Dust Eureka Moment

Decorating By kstevens Updated 1 week ago by -K8memphis

kstevens Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kstevens Posted 1 week ago
post #1 of 7

To date I have tried out a few different gold lusts and have never been totally satisfied with the results.  I always found them to be too yellow looking.  I've seen work by others and always wish my gold looked as good as they were able to achieve.  I even inquired as to which product they were using hoping to get my hands on it. 

This past week I finally figured it out and so thought I would share just in case someone else out there is having the same problem with their gold looking too yellow (or maybe I'm the only one who has this issue?)

Previously I had been using yellow fondant under the gold luster dust but this time I had some brown nearby and figured "why not?".  Eureka! It worked!  What a difference it made!  The ball on the left is made using brown fondant and the one on the right with yellow for comparison purposes.

Hope this helps someone else :-) 

Kelly

6 replies
kstevens Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kstevens Posted 1 week ago
post #2 of 7

My Gold Luster Dust Eureka MomentY

Nana52 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Nana52 Posted 1 week ago
post #3 of 7

Don't you just love those 'aha' moments?  I'm doing a cake with gold-edged roses and gold leaves for this coming weekend.  The roses are already done, but  I'm going to try a light brown fondant background for the leaves.  Thanks for the hint. 

jchuck Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
jchuck Posted 1 week ago
post #4 of 7

Isn't funny how using yellow fondant has been the go to!! But using the slightly darker colour does make perfect sense. And you proved it. Smart girl!! It's one of those...why didn't I think of this before kinda moments.  Thanks for posting.

kstevens Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kstevens Posted 1 week ago
post #5 of 7

@Nana52 ‍ and @jchuck ‍ glad I could be of help.  Here are the two colors of fondant that I used (I included my hand to hopefully be a reference for the shade of brown):


My Gold Luster Dust Eureka Moment

inthekitchen2 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
inthekitchen2 Posted 1 week ago
post #6 of 7

Awesome, thanks for sharing!

-K8memphis Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
-K8memphis Posted 1 week ago
post #7 of 7

brilliant

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%