Getting A Chrome Look

Decorating By wackie4u Updated 23 Mar 2008 , 11:45pm by wackie4u

wackie4u Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 7:42pm
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I am having a lot of difficulty getting anything on my cakes to look like chrome. Anyone have any good ideas for me?
Thanks,
Melody icon_cry.gif

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leah_s Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 7:59pm
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Well, what have you tried so far?

I'd suggest painting with a mixture of NuSilver and clear vanilla extract.

wackie4u Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 8:09pm
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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. icon_sad.gif But I will try all ideas that I get.
Thanks,

Melody

Kitagrl Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 8:29pm
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Try starting with grey fondant first.

leah_s Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 8:33pm
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The mixture just needs to be thicker. You're using too much Vodka. (And clear vanilla works just as well.)

ladyonzlake Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 8:41pm
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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.

wackie4u Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 9:37pm
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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.
Thanks again,
Melody

wackie4u Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 11:45pm
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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.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1202521.html

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