How Do I Color My Royal Icing Silver?

Decorating By JensAddiction Updated 4 Jan 2009 , 1:45am by -K8memphis

JensAddiction Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 10:09pm
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I'd actually like a color that resembles a silvery chrome. Is this possible? Where I shop, there is no icing color called "silver." I tried using silver pearl dust - it worked okay, but can't get that sheen - maybe I should paint the icing over with the pearl dust paint after it dries?

What do you guys think? Thanks for any help!

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morgnscakes Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 10:17pm
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Whenever I need a shiny silver, I mix silver luster dust with some lemon juice or clear vanilla and paint the royal icing decorations. I sometimes tint the icing gray and then paint it.

-K8memphis Posted 3 Jan 2009 , 10:18pm
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You got it. Paint it after the royal dries. Maybe do two coats.

Nic Lodge has a thing where you use

2 teaspoons 10x
2 teaspoons gold or silver
clear alcohol
1 teaspoon piping gel

Mix in the order given--add the alcohol to get a stiff paste--it's beautiful for piping pure gold or silver. You can keep any leftover in the frige indefinitely.

JensAddiction Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:28am
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Thanks, guys. Good tip about tinting the icing gray first. K8Memphis: so I got a dumb question. What's 10x?

-K8memphis Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 1:45am
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So sorry, my bad, powdered sugar.

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