I am making a cake that needs to be done tonight for 7pm. I am having a little problem. I need to do some gold accents on it. I was going to use gumpaste and paint it, but when I was making it last night, I really didn't like how it was turning out, and I know I can do a much better job with it piping, however, it NEEDS to be gold. That brings us to today, my cake is assembled, I am just getting ready to start with the decorating and details. I am going to pipe on the gold part, but, these are my 2 options, what should I do.
Option 1 ~ Attempt to add gold luster dust to my buttercream to make it gold? Would this work? I made the buttercream dream, it doesn't crust the greatest, but think if I use it to pipe I will just add a little merange powder and a little more icing sugar to stiffen it up some. Thoughts on if this would work??
Option 2 ~ Make some piping gel and add the gold luster dust to it to make the gold and pipe with it. There is a fair amount of piping with it, I am afraid about taste a little, I don't think it will be too much that you will notice it taste wise a lot, unless the person gets a piece with quite a bit on.
Thanks in advance. I am just getting ready to roll and cut my fondant to add, and then it will be time to prepare for piping.