How Do I Get Fondant Silver?

Decorating By jocakes Updated 7 Feb 2009 , 11:57pm by kbgieger

jocakes Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 4:37pm
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I'm making an R2D2 cake for my son's birthday and his head is silver, what is the best way to make the fondant silver - I've used the metallic dust before but not sure they'll give a solid enough silver color...any of you CC's can point me in the right direction. thanks!

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prterrell Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 4:46pm
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Tint the area you want to be silver a light gray then paint over it with the silver dust mixed with vodka.

jocakes Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 10:08pm
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thanks I'll give that a try!

tonedna Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 10:17pm
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lemon extract worke great too...leave less streaks..
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CakesByLJ Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 10:32pm
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The most effective way I have found is to airbrush it.. Americolor has a new silver sheen and gold sheen that is absolutely the best available to date... I used it for the beer bucket, and was extremely happy with it...

kbgieger Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 11:57pm
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On the R2D2 cake I did awhile back I just painted the area with the nu-silver dust mixed with vodka. I did a couple of coats to get a silver I was happy with.

Good luck!

HTH,
Karen

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