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How do I get gold and silver Icing colors

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
How do I make or where do I buy gold icing? i see some cakes that have are drizzled in gold or silver.
post #2 of 19
Hi, do you want to colour your buttercream in gold/silver? I don't think I can help you with that.

But if you want to colour the fondant ( accents ) with those colours, you can use lustre Dust ( there are different gold colours ) mixed with little bit of clear alcohol ( Vodka ) or clear Lemon extract. You also can use Confectioner's glaze for it too. You need to one coat at a time. Do the first coat and then let it dry and then do the second one.

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post #3 of 19
You 'make' it yourself as bashini said.......mix luster dust w/alcohol such as vodka, Everclear or extracts. It needs to be thin if using in an airbrush but thicker if painted on.
It is non-toxic but is not intended to be used on anything that will be eaten. Any decoration it is used on should be removed and not served.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm glad you told me not to eat it!!!!
post #5 of 19
Hi kakeladi,

Silly question, but why can luster dust and lemon extract be eaten? I seen cakes dusted with luster dust before.

Thanks,
Tammy
post #6 of 19
glendaleAZ asked:why can luster dust and lemon extract be eaten? I seen cakes dusted with luster dust before. .....

*Luster dust & lemon extract are perfectly o.k. icon_smile.gif It's *matalic* colors of gold and silver that cannot. Remember in this OPs ? she want *gold* color.
The best one can do is make a golden yellow icing and paint it w/Karo Syrup or piping gel thinned down for the shine.
post #7 of 19
You really can't eat anything that has luster dust on it? I've seen some cakes where gold or silver was painted on the cake. Or if you watch Amazing Wedding Cakes, the platinum cake was painted with silver. Are you not supposed to eat it?
I never used it before but I was planning on using it on cupcakes tomorrow. Can you use pearl dust on chocolate at all?
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'm confused! I need my cake to shimmer and I'm not using fondant. It will be buttercream and need to eat it! icon_smile.gif How can I achieve this. Someone help.
post #9 of 19
Thanks for the reply kakeladi.

Another Question
I have silver, gold, and bronze Pearl Dust (Wilton), and silver and gold Petal Dust, can these be consumed safely?
post #10 of 19
I have never used Wilton dusts (and don't intend to!).
I do beleive the petaldusts are o.k. -- it's the ones that are matalic such as NuSilver that are not to be consumed.

To Im499: I repeat my suggestion on how to get a shiny gold finish on your b'cream cake:
The best one can do is make a golden yellow icing and paint it w/Karo Syrup or piping gel thinned down for the shine.

xtrulyexotic askes: You really can't eat anything that has luster dust on it? I've seen some cakes where gold or silver was painted on the cake. Or if you watch Amazing Wedding Cakes, the platinum cake was painted with silver. Are you not supposed to eat it?.....

No, that's not what I saidicon_smile.gif It's *ONLY* the matalic (shiny true) gold and silver dusts you cannot eat. Yes, I see lots of people who use silver & gold on their cakes......even I have in the past but.......
NuSilver and gold are heavy metals that are never digested nor eleminated from the body. They stay inside you and any you consume builds up and can poision you over time. How much time? How much consumned? I don't know.
post #11 of 19
I'm gonna die!! I've unfortunately ate them all, repeatedly. Especially the Wilton luster dust, silver, gold, bronze.....I'm doomed. I only have that brand available here where I live. Oh no, I've also ate the little gold and silver dragees, when I was a kid. My mom feed them to me even! Now I'm hooked on the disco dust....I see the light, the sparkly light! icon_lol.gif

Just kidding. I have ate them all. Didn't know I couldn't. Most of the packages say you can.
post #12 of 19
Kakeladi â Thank you for all the information. I certainly do not wish to poison anyone with my creations.

Malakin â Youâre hysterical FDLOL icon_lol.gif
post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by kakeladi

I have never used Wilton dusts (and don't intend to!).
I do beleive the petaldusts are o.k. -- it's the ones that are matalic such as NuSilver that are not to be consumed.

To Im499: I repeat my suggestion on how to get a shiny gold finish on your b'cream cake:
The best one can do is make a golden yellow icing and paint it w/Karo Syrup or piping gel thinned down for the shine.

xtrulyexotic askes: You really can't eat anything that has luster dust on it? I've seen some cakes where gold or silver was painted on the cake. Or if you watch Amazing Wedding Cakes, the platinum cake was painted with silver. Are you not supposed to eat it?.....

No, that's not what I saidicon_smile.gif It's *ONLY* the matalic (shiny true) gold and silver dusts you cannot eat. Yes, I see lots of people who use silver & gold on their cakes......even I have in the past but.......
NuSilver and gold are heavy metals that are never digested nor eleminated from the body. They stay inside you and any you consume builds up and can poision you over time. How much time? How much consumned? I don't know.



i'm sorry for asking again, coz i can't seem to understand. specifically, if i were to paint my BC icing with wilton's gold pearl dust, will it be edible?
post #14 of 19
I use PME Edible Lustre Spray. They come in all sorts of colors, including gold and silver. They can be sprayedo n anything. I've used on BC and fondant and it turns out fine. It's also edible and doesn't change the taste or bleed.
post #15 of 19
i'm planning on making cupcakes with gold rosettes. i know i can't spray the rosettes without smearing the background. icon_sad.gif
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