Achieving Rose Gold

So I have had a few tries at achieving Rose Gold painting onto fondant – and could never quite achieve the finish I was going for. It was actually driving me crazy. Until over the weekend I managed to achieve this:

To me, this resonated the closest to Rose Gold that I have been trying to achieve all this time. The metallic sheen typical of a Rose Gold, and the pink tone.

Prior to this attempt, I had tried the Rolkem Special Rose Gold luster dust mixed with alcohol to form a paint. While I loved the metallic sheen, I found the resulting colour was more bronze than I was expecting. It’s definitely still a form of Rose Gold, but it wasn’t what the Rose Gold I was looking for.

After reading another cakemaker’s suggestion to try the Rolkem Super Champagne luster dust, I did so. While I loved the colour with the pink undertone – I felt it missed the metallic sheen you would expect to find with a gold.

On this attempt, I did a 50/50 mix of the two different Rolkem dusts, and mixed with alcohol to form a paint, and Bam!, I feel like I’ve finally struck gold. *Ahem* I mean, rose gold 😉

2 thoughts on “Achieving Rose Gold

  1. jenny says:

    Thanks for the tip, I need to achieve this for a 8inch four layer high cake for this weekend. roughly how much do I need and do you just mix it with vodka until you have a paste ? So Ok to paint right on a chilled buttercream cake.

    • anitaofcake says:

      Hi Jenny, sorry I didn’t see this comment until now. How did you go over the weekend with your cake?
      I would probably have suggested you needed 1.5-2 of the 10ml pots of luster dust to cover a cake of that size – what did you find you needed? 🙂

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