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post #16 of 36

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeEKUfX58zE&feature=c4-overview&list=UULJ7qPpA4gTN0gpmlemKFNg

post #17 of 36

Depending on the effect you'd like to create, you can use (i) edible gold paints (light & dark gold) applied with a sponge, (ii) edible gold dust (I love "solar gold" by Almond Art (for UK decorators) or (iii) edible lustre sprays for a smoother finish.  (iv) For a super shiny, totally luxurious look, you can opt for gold leaf but it's tricky to apply.  You'll find a tutorial here if you need help: http://cakegeek.co.uk/index.php/metallic-gold-cakes/

post #18 of 36
Kattyson! Holy cow! That cake is truly unbelievable! How did you do the pink design on the side of the bag? Love it!
post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by FaithBakesCakes View Post

Hi tarrtenmaker,

I am addicted to pearl dust from Wilton!  I use it mixed with vodka to paint my gold details.  I hope you can see it, the golden rings are of white fondant with 3 coats of the pearl dust 'paint'


post #20 of 36
Very nice.
post #21 of 36
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I'm not sure if people are seeing that, so I just thought I'd "highlight" it. What I've heard is that not only is highlighter NOT nontoxic, but that it's indeed very toxic as in containing heavy metals (for those who don't remember much from chemistry class - lead, mercury and plutonium are examples of heavy metals). The person who was spreading that is not someone I trust, so I have no idea if this is true.  If anyone knows what's in gold and silver highlighter, please share.

I just googled it and it says highlighter dusts are not edible and just for decorative purposes.
post #22 of 36
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I just googled it and it says highlighter dusts are not edible and just for decorative purposes.

What the person was implying was that because it contains heavy metals, it's dangerous and shouldn't be used anywhere near a cake. For example, nobody would paint anything with lead paint and use it as a non-ebible cake topper. This was supposedly some little known secret and she was very vague and did more implying than saying anything clear. I got the feeling she didn't know what she was talking about and have never heard this anywhere else.

 

 

post #23 of 36
If its considered non-toxic how can it contain heavy metals? I personally think its fine to use for decorative purposes on cakes icon_smile.gif
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by cakealicious7 View Post

If its considered non-toxic how can it contain heavy metals? I personally think its fine to use for decorative purposes on cakes icon_smile.gif

The silver and gold highlighter dusts are not considered non-toxic. But they are definitely marketed as if they are not toxic. You should see the thing I got from CK products the other day.  It was brought up in this thread http://cakecentral.com/t/763541/ck-to-discontinue-super-pearl

Edit: Highlighter dust was only mentioned once I think - we were just talking more about confusing edible and non-toxic.

 

 

 

post #25 of 36
Ok now I'm confused!!!!
post #26 of 36

Thanks. It's an edible image. I googled gucci prints and got that one. It was supposed to be grey but my ink levels were low and it came out pink so I just went with it LOL.

post #27 of 36

Actually this was just a practice cake.  My focus was not my board..... Thank you~

post #28 of 36

Thank you very much for your kind words!

post #29 of 36
If that's a practice cake, you are even more amazing! Very impressive!
post #30 of 36
icon_biggrin.gif Thanks!!!NCYCKS
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