How Do You Make Gold Frosting?

Decorating By ilztar Updated 9 Aug 2009 , 1:30am by ilztar

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ilztar Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 2:16pm
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Hello all,

I'm a newbie!! I'm currently working on a 70th year birthday cake for a friend and need some help.

I'm making a cake with photographs on it. Each photo will be framed. I would like to trim the frames with gold piping. Can anyone tell me how to make gold frosting?

Thanks bunches!!

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jo_ann Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 3:56pm
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Americolor makes a gold gel paste. But according to my color chart you can use
10 parts lemon yellow
3 parts orange
1 part red


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Texas_Rose Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 4:12pm
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If you want a metallic gold, you can make yellow frosting and then apply some luster dust with a paintbrush, or if you're using royal icing or fondant, mix the luster dust with vodka or clear vanilla extract and paint it on. You can also use Americolor's gold airbrush color, just painted on with a paintbrush, if you've got a cake supply store near you that carries it.

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marknelliesmum Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 4:53pm
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I'm with Texas Rose on this one my personal choice would be lustre mixed with vodka and painted on - gives a solid paint look as opposed to sparkle which you get using the dust on its own.

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ilztar Posted 9 Aug 2009 , 1:30am
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Thanks everyone. You've been a great help!!

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