Metallic Silver??

Decorating By mandymomof3 Updated 7 Aug 2009 , 10:50pm by cserwa

mandymomof3 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:52pm
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I am kinda a newbie at this but I love all the fancy cakes. I am wondering if all the metallic silver I am seeing is airbrushed, or is there another way to do the metallic silver. I've tried painting with the luster dusts, etc. and it's not that nice metallic silver painted look. Any help is appreciated!

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kakeladi Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 8:26pm
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Getting the right dust makes a difference. NuSilver is the only one I know of that will give you a nice shiny, metallic color. It can be airbrushed on or painted.
Mix the dust w/a few drops of alcohol (such as vodka or lemon extract; check the % of alcohol - the higher the better) until it is a thick mud but fluid; for ab'ing it needs to be thinner then if painting by hand.

AlamoSweets Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 8:38pm
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I agree with kakeladi. However, I have started using the airbrush gold and silver thinned with vodka and spraying it using the small sprayers from Home Depot. Works really great and fast with no brushing!

cayleigh Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 10:05pm
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** agree with kakeladi. However, I have started using the airbrush gold and silver thinned with vodka and spraying it using the small sprayers from Home Depot. Works really great and fast with no brushing!**

So is that what you use for an airbrush? The thing from home depot? I would like to try airbrushing but not ready to spend the amount on a machine just yet. Thanks

AlamoSweets Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 10:12pm
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Yes, they are cheap and with a little practice you can get an even coat. Have fun!

cayleigh Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 10:18pm
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wow awesome thanks!!

cserwa Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 10:50pm
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Am I an idiot? What little sprayers from Home Depot? Like a water bottle sprayer? I can't envision what you're talking about, and this sounds like such a great idea!

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