I was looking through the wilton icing colors and they don't have silver. What do use? I'm making a dallas cowboy helmet.
The best way I know how to make silver (probably not the best way out there but the way I know) Is to mix silver luster dust with lemon extract or vodka or everclear and paint it on. If you have a lot of area to cover this is a lot of work. Sometimes I can airbrush it, it helps to start with a lt. grey fondant and then airbrush the silver over it. (Americolor and Lucks both have silver airbrush spray or you can use the luster and vodka mix) But again if you are doing a large area or want it to be very dark I have a hard time getting it even, it will have heavy areas and light areas. Maybe there is someone else out there who has a better method.
I use silver highlighter dust mixed with golden grain (190 proof) alcohol.
For silver and gold I like highlighter dust better than luster dust.
Global Sugar Art sells it for $7.20 for 3 grams.