So I have the Americolor gold for my airbrush machine but feel it's more of a antique gold. I plan on recreating this cake (minus flowers) for my niece's wedding this coming weekend and the original creator of the cake uses:
Gold Decorative Metallic Lustre Dust 56.6g by Claire Bowman (non-edible, it's ok as it's a dummy tier and so will the sequin tier): http://www.flourconfections.com/gold-decorative-metallic-lustre-dust-566g-claire-bowman-p-5205.html
She mixed vodka and painted it on with a makeup brush, but since the tier will be an 10" I'm thinking painting it might take a long time and not to mention since I havent done it before might be blotchy/streaks. Has anyone mixed vodka/the lustre dust into their airbrush machine? I have a cheap one from ebay which I've been using and its been good. I understand it would have to be liquid consistency, but would like to hear others experience before potentially ruining my airbrush machine lol
The main reason I want to use the lustre dust above is bevause of the finish it gives...my Americolor has a more orangish tint. I'll post a photo of my airbrush cake from a wedding a while ago.
What if I use my existing airbrush to airbrush the whole 10" like a base coat and THEN dry brush the luster on top? This way I wont be using must of the lustre as well? I need confirmation from you all as sometimes what I *think* will work doesnt. lol
Anyone? Pleaseeee :)
I have mixed vodka and gold luster dust for my airbrush for years...the issue is that it can clog your needle more quickly. Anyway....
I don't know how others do it, but for a larger cake I have painted on the gold color first, then airbrushed over that. Or several coats of airbrushed gold will work - just depends on how reliable your gun is! LOL I've also heard that after a layer of gold is painted on, to brush on dry dust with a make-up brush to give it more depth.
hey since were on this topic, that look of the gold in the first cake, the solid gold painted part. HOW can i do that lol
ive googled and you tubed but no one really tells you what gold to use.
i spent so much on the Rolkem super gold but the container is so tiny i feel like i might need more
anyone suggest a bigger container?
Yes, you can airbrush first and then dry brush luster on. Wait until the airbrush paint is dry.
I airbrush gold (americolor) and then paint the gold luster dust (the highlighter from sunflower art works really well). Here's the last sequin cake I made using that :
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