Silver Fondant

Decorating By rebew10 Updated 28 Feb 2009 , 7:22am by ceshell

rebew10 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 8:28pm
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  • what is the best way to get a good silver color for fondant?
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tiggy2 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 9:53pm
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The easiest way is with an airbrush. Lucks and chefmaster both have silver airbrush colors.

yangers Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 10:01pm
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I don't really know, hopefully someone else can help you more than I can. But I would try coloring the fondant gray and then dusting it with silver luster dust. I'm also curious to know.

Amy

rebew10 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:09pm
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I currently do not own an airbrush system, so is there any other way to do this?

Susie53 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by rebew10

I currently do not own an airbrush system, so is there any other way to do this?




Ditto... icon_smile.gif

dabear Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:21pm
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I start with light-med gray fondant. Then I use a either the PME Lustre spray pearl or super pearl luster and nu silver luster combined and painted or dusted on. 2parts super pearl to 1 part nu silver.

Susie53 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:27pm
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Thanks! thumbs_up.gif

rebew10 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:29pm
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Thanks.....I'll have to try that!

SugarChic24 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:30pm
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I used a luster spray in gold before and it worked great unfortunatly i checked global sugar art where i got it from and they dont have silver. Maybe they'll have it on a different site? i cant see why they would have gold and bronze and not silver. iF all else fails I would use the sliver luster dust on grey fondant also. You can mix it with a clear alcohol ( like vodka) to a loose paste and it will have more of a "liquid metal" efect rather then a shimmery one if you used it dry. Good Luck!

SugarChic24 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:31pm
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One more thing if you do find the luster spray make sure to orderenough. I only bought one can for mine and I only got through most of the decorations, wished I had ordered another can, or two.

__Jamie__ Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:32pm
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Originally Posted by rebew10

I currently do not own an airbrush system, so is there any other way to do this?



Ditto... icon_smile.gif




I just ordered one from KopyKake this afternoon...yeah! Sorry to hijack, just been putting it off forever!

rebew10 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:36pm
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That's more of what I need(liquid metal) than shimmery. Thanks for the tip! I'll have to work with it to get the right silver.....got until June.

panchanewjersey Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:47pm
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I'm making a silver purse crown buckle today I couldn;t get my airbrush to work so I painted white fondant w/3 coats of silver luster dust and a alittle rumn since I didn't have vodka. Looks ok I guess I will post picture if I can.

Susie53 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by SugarChic24

I used a luster spray in gold before and it worked great unfortunatly i checked where i got it from and they dont have silver. Maybe they'll have it on a different site? i cant see why they would have gold and bronze and not silver. iF all else fails I would use the sliver luster dust on grey fondant also. You can mix it with a clear alcohol ( like vodka) to a loose paste and it will have more of a "liquid metal" efect rather then a shimmery one if you used it dry. Good Luck!




I'm not sure, but I think you use the lustre spray pearl on grey fondant for the silver look.

__Jamie__ Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:48pm
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http://www.fancyflours.com/silver-glaze.html

I have this in gold, silver and pearls, this works great on accents.

__Jamie__ Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:50pm
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Susie53 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by SugarChic24

I used a luster spray in gold before and it worked great unfortunatly i checked where i got it from and they dont have silver. Maybe they'll have it on a different site? i cant see why they would have gold and bronze and not silver. iF all else fails I would use the sliver luster dust on grey fondant also. You can mix it with a clear alcohol ( like vodka) to a loose paste and it will have more of a "liquid metal" efect rather then a shimmery one if you used it dry. Good Luck!



I'm not sure, but I think you use the lustre spray pearl on grey fondant for the silver look.




That should be gray fondant...not grey. icon_redface.gif

Susie53 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:52pm
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http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id=10001&trng=fgle

Here's your silver spray.




Wow...that stuff is expensive!!! icon_eek.gif

Susie53 Posted 27 Feb 2009 , 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by Jamie85364

http://www.fancyflours.com/silver-glaze.html

I have this in gold, silver and pearls, this works great on accents.




Thanks, I'll have to order some...wish I could order the airbrush system, but that will have to wait...but I hope not too long. Are they easy to use?

ceshell Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 7:22am
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FYI the new "platinum dusts" which are food-grade and truly edible, work great for this too. You do HAVE to color your fondant gray (or grey! LOL, both are correct) because the dust itself is actually kind of pearly white with a silver shimmer. At first I thought they sent me the wrong stuff. But painted on with Everclear it makes perfect silver - I just did a cake with silver weapons. The color is Brilliant Silver btw.

For a whole cake I'd still lean towards anything involving an airbrush if possible, because you get better coverage, but if you don't have one and aren't in the market to get one, just paint it on. Of course if you can get that glaze, wow that sounds great. I have not tried the glaze yet.

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