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How do I get really shiny gold and silver color???

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Hi guys, I am just getting started in the cake decorating industry, and I found this picture (see 1st photo). Do you guys know how to get that really shiny gold color? That almost looks like metal. Also, do you know hoy to make the stripes so perfect? Especially I have trouble when they are horizontal like the other picture. I’ll appreciate any information you can give me. Thank you!!

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post #2 of 23

The gold is done with edible gold leaf.   

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Hmmm...the first photo almost looks like they used foil on it. Or as ridiculous as it may seem gold leaf. I shudder to think of how you'd paint that, and  I know of no spray that will get a gold that bright.

On the second photo with the lines, how I usually do that is rolling out my fondant sometimes 50/50, then cut it with a zacto or other sharp knife and a ruler. If you let it dry for 2-3 minutes (depends upon humidity where you are) and then roll it up on a small rolling pin or other small oval object, you can just run it around the cake and with practice it will turn out pretty even. A good way to try this for the first time is to do a bottom border on a cake that looks like a ribbon.

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post #4 of 23

Also, for tips for applying stripes to a cake, visi thttp://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/  She has some tutorials on applying stripes to cakes.  Good luck!!

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Here is how Jessica gets her pattern onto her cakes.  You could always adjust the technique to fit the pattern you want.  http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-forum-userprofile-689520.html

 

Also, Jessica is on cake central, too, under the name mrsmudrash.  Here is her page info:  http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-forum-userprofile-689520.html

post #6 of 23

It won't be quite as shiny as gold leaf, but you can also use gold airbrush paint, either with an airbrush or a paintbrush. I painted some smaller areas of a cake with airbrush paint and a watercolor brush just recently and it looked quite nice, much shinier than luster dust + vodka.

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post #7 of 23

You take luster dust gold or silver and add high grain alchohol. Like 100% is better than 50 proof they have something called ever clear which is like a 200 proof alchohol. Mix them and add to the fondant. The higher proof the more shine it has. Hope this helps. thumbs_up.gif

post #8 of 23

Hi there, wow, I love this idea instead of spraying that silver stuff, I don't really like it, I sooo wish they made silver wilton coloring, So silly question, if I use vodka and paint on the silver dust is it ok for kids to eat?

Thanks,

Maria

post #9 of 23
The vodka evaporates completely. But if you are concerned use rose spirit, this is available in cake decorating shops.
post #10 of 23

That is done with edible gold leaf, You buy it in sheets. You can also get silver. 

 

If anyone would like a run down on how to use it please PM me. 

post #11 of 23
I've used gold and silver leaf on many wedding cakes like this. It's the only way to get a true gold or silver effect, although some lustre paints also give a nice effect.

CakesbyRashmi - rose spirit also contains alcohol. It is actuall 95% alc/vol. So it's no different to using vodka if you are concerned for your kids, despite the fact the alcohol evaporates icon_wink.gif

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post #12 of 23
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Hi! thanks for the info, can you run me down on how to use them please!! Thank you!!

post #13 of 23
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Thank you all!!!!!!!!

It was super helpful; for sure I’ll try the gold leaf technique!!

Thanks!!!!!! =D =D

post #14 of 23

Thank You! I will try out the vodka!

Thanks again

post #15 of 23

I also go to Jessicakes blog, she is really good with that.
 

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