Mixing Gold Spray Mist Into Buttercream

Decorating By HajraK Updated 29 Mar 2013 , 9:42pm by DeliciousDesserts

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HajraK Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 2:25am
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Hi all,


I am new to using the Wilton gold color spray (or any spray for that matter). I need to make a ganache covered cake, with buttercream scrolls on the sides for decoration. I want them to have a slightly golden color, but on a test cake I made today, found that even when trying to cover the ganache part of the cake with paper towel to protect it, the spray still hits it and turns the rest of the cake golden. 


Would it be possible to spray some of the gold spray right into the buttercream while I am mixing it, and then pipe it onto the cake, and STILL get the shimmery effect? Or would the spray just completely dissolve into the buttercream?


I just want  a nice sheen on the scrolls without having to go through the trouble of painting them with lustre dust.


Thanks for the advice!

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sweetheart1978 Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 11:08am
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Hi there, i've just posted something similar, i'm also trying to find out how to get a shimmery effect with buttercream. Sorry i cudn't be of much help, just came across your post x

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annaecakes Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 9:36pm
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I would try covering the rest of the cake in plastic wrap or something similar instead of paper towel.  I don't think mixing the spray into the buttercream will give you the look you are going for. 

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 9:42pm
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AMixing airbrush gold luster results in a pale peachy color. I just uploaded a brush embroidery cake. I tried adding gold to royal. You can see the result in the gallery. I also tried it in buttercream resulting in a very similar shade.

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