How Do You Get Silver???

Decorating By gwright0906 Updated 8 Sep 2009 , 2:01pm by CutiePieCakes-Ontario

gwright0906 Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 7:02pm
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Hi All...

Can somebody please tell me how you get buttercream and fondant to look like silver??? I have tried the luster dust and the silver glaze and it just doesn't look like silver! I need it for a cake next weekend and I was wanting to "practice" this weekend.

Thank you!!

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 7:07pm
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I'll bump but I would try a light grey color for the BC and fondant, and then use the luster dust or glaze.

Goonergirl Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 7:14pm
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I usually use the wilton pearl dust, and mix it with a tiny amount of vodka.

tiggy2 Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 7:21pm
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The best way is to air brush it.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 7:32pm
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I have no answer for BC but for fondant I start with white then add just the tinyest amount of black food color. it will be a grey color. Then i dust it with the silver luster dust and voila!. Dont have to go to the bother of painting it and waiting for it to dry.

tabicat21 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:11am
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I mix a very small amount of black to the buttercream to get it to a gray color then mix in luster dust.

MORSELSBYMARK Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 9:08pm
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silver highlighter from GSA with a bit of vodka

gwright0906 Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:38pm
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Thank you everybody...I'm don't think I have time to order it but I'm certainly glad to know there's a silver highlighter...they think of everything! I'm going to have to get one for the future for sure! I am going to try the silver luster dust icon_biggrin.gif

tirby Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:06pm
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So I'm curious..... What did you end up doing? My son is getting married and they would like TINY silver hearts on the cake.... I thought about royal and painting them.... but just silver BC would be better..... Any ideas?

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:01pm
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Originally Posted by MORSELSBYMARK

silver highlighter from with a bit of vodka

I just check this out. Looks nice, bu they are all NON-EDIBLE. Don't want to use that on BC, maybe paint on accent pieces made of RI or GP, but not anything that will/may be eaten.

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