Silver Stars

Decorating By MAW137 Updated 5 May 2009 , 4:20pm by MAW137

MAW137 Posted 4 May 2009 , 8:02pm
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I am making stars out of 50/50 fondant and gumpaste. Then attaching them to wire spirals. If I want to paint them silver should I let them dry first, paint and attach to wire? Or can I cut them out and immediately paint them silver?

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bashini Posted 4 May 2009 , 8:31pm
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Hi, I would attch them to the wires and let them dry completely. Then paint them with silver. icon_smile.gif

Debluvs2bake Posted 4 May 2009 , 8:38pm
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Definitely let them completely dry before painting, you'll have a mess as well as a longer dry time if you paint them right away.

nesweetcake Posted 5 May 2009 , 4:26am
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I always start with gray 50/50 paste, silver is much richer when painting over and if you miss a small spot, doesn't show thru like the white stars. Add to wires first, dry, then paint. lol

JaimeAnn Posted 5 May 2009 , 5:01am
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The way i did the starts on my football cake was to cut them out of yellow gumpaste and stick them on the "curled" wires with a little tylose glue on the end of the wire. Hung them till dry then painted them with yellow luster dust mixed with a little lemon extract.

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bellasmadre Posted 5 May 2009 , 12:32pm
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What do you use for the wire?

MAW137 Posted 5 May 2009 , 4:19pm
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Thanks for the help. I am using 50/50 mix and they will be gray to start with. Hopefully I can pull off great looking stars for my niece's cake.

MAW137 Posted 5 May 2009 , 4:20pm
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Thanks for the help. I am using 50/50 mix and they will be gray to start with. Hopefully I can pull off great looking stars for my niece's cake.

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