I am having a lot of difficulty getting anything on my cakes to look like chrome. Anyone have any good ideas for me?
Well, what have you tried so far?
I'd suggest painting with a mixture of NuSilver and clear vanilla extract.
I have been useing Nusilver and Vodka and it just smears and looks streaky. Do I need to make a thick paste. I am pretty new to this so I am trying what ever is suggested. Do I put a different color under it? I have tried it on black gray and white. They all come out with streaks.
I am ready to never try chrome again. But I will try all ideas that I get.
Try starting with grey fondant first.
The mixture just needs to be thicker. You're using too much Vodka. (And clear vanilla works just as well.)
Yes, start with grey fondant and make sure your luster dust and vodka are a thick consisitancy. I am also finding that if you let your fondant/gumpast dry it takes the "paint" better versus fresh fondant/gumpaste.
Thank you all so much. I will practice, practice, practice.
If it will post, this is one of the cakes I have made. It was made for a meeting of 5. They really loved it. It is a coffee cake.
I think I figured it out. I got a picture of the coffee cake to upload.
This is what it looks like. The napkin is made of fondant.