How To Get Silver

Decorating By shanasweets Updated 12 Sep 2008 , 11:57pm by all4cake

shanasweets Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 2:09am
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I am going to be making a dallas cowboy helmet cake. I really would like to cover it with silver. But prefer buttercream. I don't have an airbrush system. Is there anyway to get silver. I know I should start with grey. I know I saw a receipe for silver using piping gel. should i use grey and then cover it with this silver piping gel. If there is anyway to do this well, please let me know.

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julitre1 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 2:18am
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When I was searching for a "metallic" question I had, I came across this website.
http://kitchengifts.com/sheencolors.html
it's color you use in an airbrush, but you can paint it on as well. I haven't used it, but maybe it would work for you. I also saw a recipe for silver in the recipe forum. I don't remember who had it, but I searched "metallic" and it came up in the recipes.

shanasweets Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 2:28am
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I just had an idea. If I ice my cake with buttercream, smooth and refrigerate. Will this harden the icing well enough to paint?
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shanasweets Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 1:05pm
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any thoughts this morning??

julitre1 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 2:42pm
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I think so, I would first practice on something besides the cake so that you don't mess up your cake. it's def. worth a try, assuming you have the time.

suz3 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 3:00pm
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I painted a rainbow effect on a crusted buttercream. I used piping gel that was colored. It gave me the look I was after. I think you should color the icing gray the paint with the silver. I would do a practice piece first. Good Luck!!!!

woodthi32 Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 11:24pm
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Don't they make a canned spray?

shanasweets Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 2:29am
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I looked at the can spray, no silver. I read on a wilton board message (found thru google), that you make grey with a little black and then add few drops of royal blue. according to post, this will make silver.
Has anyone tried this. I have to work, so won't be able to test til later next week.

loves2bake Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 2:40am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sltoklahoma

I just had an idea. If I ice my cake with buttercream, smooth and refrigerate. Will this harden the icing well enough to paint?
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loves2bake Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 2:43am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sltoklahoma

I just had an idea. If I ice my cake with buttercream, smooth and refrigerate. Will this harden the icing well enough to paint?
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Yes, but u need to use the crusting kind and paint w/soft brush. very gently.

(sry, I just saw this post..uve probably already made & sold this cake..lol)

shanasweets Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 8:57am
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I am not making until sep 18. so any other ideas still appreciated.

KlyKat Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 11:58am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sltoklahoma

I looked at the can spray, no silver. I read on a wilton board message (found thru google), that you make grey with a little black and then add few drops of royal blue. according to post, this will make silver.
Has anyone tried this. I have to work, so won't be able to test til later next week.




I have and I got a more grey than silver. To me silver has to have the sheen unlike the flat of grey. So I bought Pearl Airbrush from DecoPac and it gives colors that sheen, shiny look I was going for. HTH K'ly

loves2bake Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 12:22pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KlyKat

Quote:
Originally Posted by sltoklahoma

I looked at the can spray, no silver. I read on a wilton board message (found thru google), that you make grey with a little black and then add few drops of royal blue. according to post, this will make silver.
Has anyone tried this. I have to work, so won't be able to test til later next week.



I have and I got a more grey than silver. To me silver has to have the sheen unlike the flat of grey. So I bought Pearl Airbrush from DecoPac and it gives colors that sheen, shiny look I was going for. HTH K'ly




That's a great idea!

shanasweets Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 11:43pm
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I bought some americolor silver sheen for airbrush. Can I mix this directly with my buttercream and get silver, or will I have to paint it on. I am making cupcakes tommarrow for a party and going to steal one and test .

all4cake Posted 12 Sep 2008 , 11:57pm
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If you decide to go with grey with pearl over it, PME makes a canned pearl spray....

http://www.shopbakersnook.com/m5_view_item.html?m5:item=3995

no need for airbrush or brushing it on.

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