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Can I use mix gold powder used in baking and a clear glaze to make a gold appearance?

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Hi wavesofwoodenlegs and welcome to the forum. I wouldn't expect this to work. From the FDA re edible glitter ingredients: "Common ingredients in edible glitter or dust include sugar, acacia (gum arabic), maltodextrin, cornstarch, and color additives specifically approved for food use, including mica-based pearlescent pigments and FD&C colors such as FD&C Blue No. 1." The only thing that wouldn't melt out (at low temperatures) would be the mica. Mica is used to get a sparkly effect in some lowfire claybodies.  Would be an expensive way to get that effect and the particles of mica in the edible glitter are going to be tiny. That being said it's always fun to try out different off the wall things, results are not always what you expect but can be interesting. 

edit: gold lustre from Duncan. 

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Often folks China paint the gold on. It’s real gold and fired to about cone 018 over a glazed surface. Generally China paint is not used directly in an active food area. Rims are common on bowls and plates. Gold rim sounds like perfect China paint wheelhouse.

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22 minutes ago, Gabby said:

I think Amaco Potters Choice has a gold glaze that is food safe. 

"Food safe" it's a manganese saturated metallic glaze that I don't think any reasonable person would call food safe.  But it conforms to the acceptible limits of lead and cadmium. 

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Hey look, some gold China paint my wife recently decorated with. If this is the gold, this is a sure fire way to get it. These are closed form trinket boxes that we make to help with:  planning,  shrinkage practice, fabrication, and decorating. They are thrown to match the hinge size after all shrinkage. Students hate this until they have a finished product in hand.

they sell like hot cakes too.

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