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Baking By chocomama Updated 19 Oct 2008 , 7:42pm by Honeydukes

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chocomama Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:20pm
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I need to make just a leetle bit of silver for a cookie that will be used as a cake topper, but I have no idea how to make it. Silvers usually come out looking grey, don't they? I have a photo from my client of a pretty shiny silver on a cookie. Any ideas?

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tmt Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:31pm
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luster dust is very silver. it can be painted on when mixed with a tiny bit of vodka

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shanasweets Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 2:47pm
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I have painted gold luster dust on cookie that was covered w/ royal icing.
Recently I painted silver airbrush color on cold buttercream.

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chocomama Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:23pm
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I'll try the luster dust. Can it only be mixed with vodka?

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TracyLH Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 3:55pm
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Although I use vodka (which gives no taste), I have been told that you can use lemon extract. I haven't tried it though, but it came from a good source.

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arosstx Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 4:11pm
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This cake, http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1274787 was done w/ Nu-silver Luster Dust mixed w/ lemon extract to a paint-like consistency.

The bow and flowers were airbrushed w/ that combination, but I've hand painted w/ it as well.

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shiney Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 4:29pm
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I use clear vanilla extract. I'm guessing you could use any clear extract?

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chocomama Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 9:59pm
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Thanks!

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PatricesPieces Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 10:10pm
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I use lemon extract when I paint. I have tried vodka and did not have very good luck with it. I'll stick to my lemon.

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BakingGirl Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 10:16pm
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I mix pearl luster dust with nu silver, I use lemon extract as the alcohol content is really high so it dries fast and without stickiness. The golf clubs in my golf bag cake in my photos was done like that. Took about 3 coats to get it even.

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MORSELSBYMARK Posted 15 Oct 2008 , 10:42pm
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Lemon gives a much better coat than vodka IMHO

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banba Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 10:30pm
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I mix my dusts with confectioners glaze. Works like a charm everytime!

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shiney Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 3:04am
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Banba, I googled recipe for confectioners glaze, looks like RI substituting water for milk. Is that what you use?

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Honeydukes Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 7:15pm
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Banba, I googled recipe for confectioners glaze, looks like RI substituting water for milk. Is that what you use?




Royal icing uses meringue powder or egg whites and absolutely no fat (milk.) I believe she's talking about this confectioner's glaze:
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=2&productId=617859

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shiney Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 7:29pm
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Honey, I'm a goofball, I meant toba glace. Sorry icon_redface.gif

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Honeydukes Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 7:42pm
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Honey, I'm a goofball, I meant toba glace. Sorry icon_redface.gif




Oh good -- I was worried you were gonna ruin your RI!! Toba's recipe does say you can use water, it lasts longer. I like the consistency better with milk. (I think we've all discussed that before.)

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