I am making a cookie bouquet for someone who won a Grammy award. the award is a gold gramophone on a black base. My goal here is to make a all gold gramophone preferably with shine. Any suggestions? I have tried to mix food gel coloring to make a gold but it comes out more orange than gold. Has anyone achieved a gold color? I just discovered gold luster dust. I thought this would be better since it would give that shiny award look!? But the label says for decoration only. Is this safe to use since the majority of the cookie in this case would need to be gold? What is better liquid or the powder? Can I mix it in my icing recipe like regular colors or is it just for accents only?