How Do I Get Shiny Silver Fondant?

Decorating By kweenofengland Updated 6 Jun 2009 , 11:32pm by underthesun

kweenofengland Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 6:55pm
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How do i get this shiny silver fondant like on the drums in the attached pic? thanks for your help! I have to do this TONIGHT!
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bashini Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 7:10pm
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Hi, you can mix silver lustre dust with clear alcohol or clear extract. But I use confectioner's glaze.

If you have an airbrush, mix lustre dust with vodka and spray. icon_smile.gif

kweenofengland Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 7:49pm
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what is confectioners glaze and where can i find it.

Texas_Rose Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 8:03pm
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You can also buy a vial of wilton's silver dust from Michaels or Hobby Lobby if you're in a hurry. Mix it with vodka and paint it on or just dry brush it onto the fondant (that makes it a little glittery). It costs about four dollars.

I used it on this cake. It took the whole vial but it was a BIG cake.
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bashini Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by kweenofengland

what is confectioners glaze and where can i find it.




Its an edible varnish. Country Kitchen sweetart use to do them, but couldn't find it in there this time. I tried Global Sugar Art as well, but no luck!

But here is a shop that I found recently and they have it, but need to especialy order.

http://www.fondantsource.com/cogl8oz.html

And they also have something called Wilton Edible Fondant Glaze. Never seen that before and not sure whether it will work or not.

http://www.fondantsource.com/goedfogl.html

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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 9:44pm
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I have given up trying to paint silver fondant. I now make a very light grey color of fondant then i use a large blush brush and dust the entire thing with silver luster dust. Works like a charm and you dont have to worry about the clumping or uneven tone you can gt when painting it.

kweenofengland Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 9:49pm
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Originally Posted by BeeBoos-8599_

I have given up trying to paint silver fondant. I now make a very light grey color of fondant then i use a large blush brush and dust the entire thing with silver luster dust. Works like a charm and you dont have to worry about the clumping or uneven tone you can gt when painting it.




BeeBoos, do you use vodka at all and do you brush with lustre dust before you apply the piece to the cake or after? thanks!

Bellatheball Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 9:53pm
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I don't know if I've ever heard the definitive answer on this....we can eat the silver color right? I've read it's a heavy metal so we should avoid it. Then I've heard it's fine. Does anyone know for sure from a reliable source?

miny Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 10:46pm
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[quote="BeeBoos-8599_"] I now make a very light grey color of fondant then i use a large blush brush and dust the entire thing with silver luster dust. Works like a charm [quote]

Great tip! Does it get really shiny? Do you need a lot of luster dust? I'm guessing you apply it dry over the dry fondant, right? I'm sorry I'm bombarding you with so many questions but I'd love to know.

sadsmile Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 1:12am
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Apply vodca and allow it to dry to just bearly moist and then brush on dry silver highlighter. This is what I did on my Supergirl and on the little broach on my Nanny's Hat Box cakes. I firts bought the liquid silver paint and it is terrible never applys smoothly or dries without bubbles and it is way less silvery then the way I do it now.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:34am
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I do not use the vodka at all. It gets as metallic looking as it did with the painting. Start with white fondant and add just the tinyest amount of black to get a grey fondant they once it is on the cake get the silver luster dust and go to town. The blush brush does alot of good to get even coverage.

miny Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:48am
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[quote="sadsmile"This is what I did on my Supergirl and on the little broach on my Nanny's Hat Box cakes.[/quote]

Sadsmile, your cakes are amazing! Too bad I can't add them to my favs; don't know why it says that many people had but I don't have that option icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 2:59am
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Silver highlighter from Global Sugar Art mixed with clear extract or alcohol will do the trick

sadsmile Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 11:11pm
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Thanks!!! I think the favs will be back after they do some more work on the site. The favs went missing two days ago that I saw and I have no doubt that they are already working on that part to make it better then it was before. Just be patient-(turns finger and points at self) LOL

miny Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm
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Can't wait to see more of your work, I'll be checking for both, your new work and the button to add it to my favs!!! icon_wink.gif

underthesun Posted 6 Jun 2009 , 11:32pm
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Probably too late, but I used wilton's silver luster dust and lemon extract (mine's 83% alcohol), which dries super fast. The silver flowers had a nice metallic shine.

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