Getting Buttercream Metallic Without Airbrush?

Decorating By ThreeDGirlie Updated 20 Apr 2009 , 6:38pm by LadyD1625

ThreeDGirlie Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 2:34pm
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I am going to be making a cell phone cake in May. It will be finished in buttercream with fondant accents. The phone I am making is a shiny silver phone... any ideas on how to get my buttercream metallic without an airbrush?

I've made silver fondant before by using gray fondant and then painting with silver luster, but I don't think my friend wants all fondant on this cake.

Any input would be appreciated!

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jammjenks Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 3:11pm
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You can also paint buttercream as long as you allow it to crust well first.

ThreeDGirlie Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 3:37pm
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Really? So I can use the same luster/vodka mixture to paint buttercream? That's great to know!

Would it work better on a crusted and chilled cake, or does it not matter, as long as it's crusted?

Thank you so much!

jammjenks Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 3:52pm
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You can use the same mixture. I'm pretty sure I have dry-brushed before too. It's been so long ago that I can't remember for sure, but you can try and see.

I don't chill any of my cakes, so room temp works fine. It is more delicate than fondant by nature, so you'll have to be careful not to press it into the icing.

LadyD1625 Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 6:38pm
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You could also use grey frosting and use pearl lustre dust to give it shine.

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