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I need to know if its possible to make Gold icing? I have been asked to make a wedding cake of gold and as the main color and white as accent color.
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post #2 of 36
Are you covering the cake in fondant or BC
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post #3 of 36
Gold coloring is not edible - especially if you use highliter dust (mixed w/vodka etc & painted on - the best way to get a real gold color.)

Whenever it is used on a cake it is suggested the icing that is gold be removed and not eaten.
It is non-toxic but still not considered edible.
post #4 of 36
Some gold dusts are edible and real gold (like gold leaf) is edible.

No, you won't be able to add anything to the buttercream to have it be gold. You will need to paint over it (or gold leaf it). Alternatively to painting with gold, you can mix and cover the cake with non-metallic gold fondant or buttercream and then paint, airbrush (recommended), or dust with just pearl dust to add the shine.
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Wilton now makes a gold edible color spray. It would like an airbrush.
post #6 of 36
Spray it with luster dust.
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post #7 of 36
I make gold fondant and gold buttercream using americolor gold. It is a beautiful gold. They also make beautiful gold and silver airbrush spray. PME and LUCKS brands also make edible sheen gold, silver and other sheen colors .Please check all this out. hth
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If your using fondant, then use luster dust or,Gold sheen if you have an air brush. , or get the Wilton spray can, if butter cream, use yellow, red and green coloring, start with yellow, add red and then add the green, I mixed my colors with a small amount of frosting, getting the color I wanted and then colored the rest of the frosting. You can control the color, from a bright to an old gold color. It has worked for me.
post #10 of 36
If yr mixing buttercream or royal icing: Start with a mostly yellow base and add a tiny tiny bit of red to it to get the gold color you like. BE VERY CAREFUL when adding the red to the yellow bc if there is too much red added, it will turn orange.

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post #11 of 36
CK does make a gold gel paste color, although I haven't used it yet, but I did buy it last week.

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post #12 of 36
really interesting ideas here and thanks for starting this topic!
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This just doesn't seem right........What did they use, and would it make you sick?

http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2013/02/gold-wedding-cakes.html

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post #14 of 36

Wow! That is an amazing gold! Would love to hear more on this subject!!!!!

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I use edible gold bought right here in the states so I am confused. I had a friend send me some from Canada and after painting twenty cookies, I noticed it said to eat in small amounts. Huh? I feed these cookies to chidren. I guess I want to know what is in it that it's not safe?
I have pretty much every beand you can buy and am thinking of not using them if they unsafe. It's crazy they would sell that stuff in the states if it wasn't FDA approved.

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