Originally Posted by JoeV
What an innovative idea. I have to ask...just how expensive is edible gold dust? I can't imagine putting a precious metal on baked goods, although my BIL used to drink something called Goldschlager (sp?) that had gold leaf floating in every bottle.
Hi Joe. Thanks. The gold dust is actually part of my cake decorating supplies. I have silver as well as many regular colour "dusts". When I am decorating I put a couple of drops of vodka (because it is clear, evaporates quickly and is for the most part odourless) in the cap and brush some dust into it. That way, what is left dries onto the lid and you don't waste it.
It is about $8.00 for approx. half an ounce but that surprisingly goes a long way as you usually just use them for highlighting. Oh, and they are totally non-toxic.
And it wasn't an original idea. I adapted a recipe from a Better Home and Gardens link Pie Susan posted last week.