How is the gold so GOLD and the silver so SILVER?

I keep seeing cakes with Gold and Silver on them and I’m wondering what that is? I have gold luster dust, but I can’t ever make it look like that. Is it a different product, and is it edible?

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Emily Herrington ...

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about: http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/50137

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop ...

I’m curious too. I thought you might be referring to gold or silver leaf until I looked at the photo and I’m not sure what that is. I’ve never been able to paint on luster dust to create such a look so I’m wondering what that is too. Good question.

Emily Herrington ...

Wish someone would answer this. I could really use the info, I need super gold on one of my cakes!

Jenniffer White ...

It may just be that she airbrushed the metallic luster on. The cake came from here – did you try sending a PM to the baker that made the cake? She could tell you 100% hoe she did it.

LOCD ...

A local cake supply store where I live sells gold and silver like that but it is NOT edible. However, I have seen the same gold/silver on cakes done with airbrush, so it is edible. That is one reason I want an airbrush machine! :-)

LOCD ...

Here is what my local store sells, it’s Justthinkcake.com if you wanted to order some :-)

LOCD ...

Opps! , forgot the picture….:-)
https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdimg/moresnc.jpg!

Marissa's Sugar & Chocolate Art ...

maybe silver&gold glaze?

Peggy ...

If you mix the gold dust with vegetable oil the look is more vibrant. PME sells an edible gold/silver spray paint as well, it gives you the lustrous sheen and it has a delicious vanilla smell to it.

Smckinney07 ...

I bought some silver and gold glaze, it’s edible and produces a very rich color. So do airbrush colors like mentioned above. Viva La Sugar Cake has a great tutorial on her blog for using luster dust on her cakes, it’s not quite as rich but she’s very talented.

Evy ...

hi from france :)
I was able to notice that the choice of the fondant base color was important, the gold is more realistic when it is painted on the brown and the silver on the black (or a grey for a light siver).
For an optimal result the ideal is to spend several coats of spray, while waiting for the complete drying between every coats.

Shawn Boswell ...

If you use a Prevail Sprayer and mix luster dust & clear alcohol (vodka) you’ll get that deep gold/silver color in one pass or airbrush the pieces one coat at a time ….

you can get them on amazon.com

Andrea ...

could it be something like “gold highlighter”? I’ve used this before, playing around on small pieces and it looks similar.

http://www.flourconfections.com/karat-gold-non-toxic-highlighter-grams-p-3611.html

Rosi ...

Yes, it’s Highlighter Gold and Highlighter Silver. You mix it with vodka or lemon extract. I bought them at Global Sugar Arts.

gizangel ...

I use this, but it needs several coats. edible and ready to go. it comes in liquid form. ebay has them too.
http://www.globalsugarart.com/gold-glaze-ready-to-use-20-grams-by-bakery-crafts-p-25405.html