I am making an R2D2 cake and I can't get the silver color I need. I don't own an airbrush tool and the silver sprinkling dust that I purchased says to mix a few drops of vanilla or lemon juice with the flakes and simply paint it on top of the fondant. I have tried this but it's barely visible. If anyone has any tips or advice on how to get silver fondant I would greatly appreciate it.
Are you using the flakes or the dust? I use the silver pearl dust mixed with clear vanilla. I can't imagine the flakes would do much color-wise.
It might help to color your fondant a light gray first to give it a jump start on the color.
I use silver or gold highlighter mixed w/ vodka and it looks very silver or gold and metallic! HTH
I used Nu-Silver luster dust mixed with vodka on the R2D2 cake I did for my DS's birthday. I had to brush on a few coats to get the coverage I wanted.