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Has anyone ever seen GOLD cake columns?

post #1 of 11
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A friends parents are having their 50th anniversary-they were talking about gold columns for the parents cake-I have never seen the columns-anyone out there know of a place that sells them? Thanks.
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post #2 of 11
hi nany ,to be honest I have'nt seen any gold column but here's an idea ,I belive you can paint any colomn in gold and will surely save the day.hope it helps
post #3 of 11
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I had thought of that but wantd to see if I could find some anywhere just in case the paint didn't stick or something. The cake is going to be irovy and pink and I don't think white would look right.
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post #4 of 11
Hi Nanni,
Here is a suggestion. I work a lot with crafts and the paints that will adhere to plastic are few and far between.
I purchase a product made by Americana (Deco Art) called Multi Purpose Sealer. It can be purchased at any Michael's store. there are many other products of this type, but for me, this is the best. It can be used as a base, or mixed about half this product to half a craft paint and applied. I also use it as a sealer once paint has set and dried. I tend to use the Folk Art paints made by Plaid, they make some nice golds. You can apply it with a sponge brush or a regular artist type of paint brush. You will probably need two or three coats. I think for this purpose, I would just go with mixing it half and half and apply. Just mix it up in a little palette or in a small dish. It is non-toxic.
Most spray paints that people would normally use, do not adhere well to plastics.
A quicker option, but one you would have to be careful handling, would be to take a gold lustre dust that you would use for cake decorating and drybrush it onto the pillars. Some of it would of course, fall off, but it would be a quick fix.
Hope that helps,
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post #5 of 11
Just another suggestion in case the painting doesn't work; maybe try wrapping the columns with gold ribbon; or use both together-paint and ribbon.
post #6 of 11
how about wrapping the columns with gumpaste or fondant and painting them with gold luster dust mixed with alcohol? Just an idea...

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post #7 of 11
You might also try using some of the gold foil that is used for wrapping cake boards! Happy baking, Missey
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post #8 of 11
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these are all such wonderful ideas--thanks to all of you for your input! I truly appreciate it-I will check with my friend and see which idea she prefers. Thanks again!!
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post #9 of 11
Did see some on an ebay auction.........but don't remember if they were painted or not.
post #10 of 11
I found a recent auction on ebay for silver and irridescent columns. The description says they are wilton, but maybe you could ask here where she got them as they may also have gold ones:

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post #11 of 11
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thanks Jackie-I will check it out.
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