Silver Fondant?

Decorating By hollyh Updated 20 Aug 2009 , 2:41am by Bonavolonta

hollyh Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:53am
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I have been asked to make a silver cake with black damask stenciled on. How should I make the fondant silver? I have luster/duting powder but I don't know that it would show up enough. Any ideas? Thanks!

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CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 12:58am
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In last week's (repeat) episode of AofC, Duff/Geoff had to replicate the Stanley Cup. Geoff said that to make something totally silver like that would be toxic. They did get around it, but I don't remember how. There is nothing to make it a shiney silver - if that's what you're looking for.

I think others have done silver (accents, scrolls), though, so perhaps someone can help you out.

hollyh Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:04am
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Yes, I have heard that some people mix the silver luster dust with alcohol. Will this work in this case?

varika Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:07am
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Yes, I have heard that some people mix the silver luster dust with alcohol. Will this work in this case?




The nusilver luster dust, mixed with alcohol--I prefer Everclear--makes a very nice sort of pewter-silver finish. It's not a mirror-bright finish, but it's definitely silver.

hollyh Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:08am
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Thank you so much! I don't need anything too shiny just a hint of silver so that should hopefully work!

varika Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:10am
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Originally Posted by hollyh

Thank you so much! I don't need anything too shiny just a hint of silver so that should hopefully work!




The topsy turvy in my photos has polka dots painted with the luster dusts--silver among them. I would say they came out roughly like the finish of a car, actually. It should be pretty good for what you're doing, yeah.

Bonavolonta Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:13am
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I use the silver airbrush stuff made by Americolor. I don't have an airbrush so I just paint in on.

hollyh Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:13am
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You are right! That is just what I am looking for! Thank you and you have some made great cakes!

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Aug 2009 , 1:49am
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I had trouble with the Americolor Silver Sheen airbrush color staying tacky for a long time when I painted it on the fondant.

I used Crystal Colors Bright Silver pearlized luster dust mixed with Everclear (any clear drinking alcohol or lemon extract will work) and had a wonderful, shiny silver result. The colors are edible, food grade, and Kosher.

http://www.sugarpaste.com/catalog/orderPearlColors.htm

HTH
Rae
LL

Bonavolonta Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 2:41am
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It does stay tacky forever. I usually have to do touch ups. Your cake looks great! I had no idea luster dust would show up so vivid. I'll have to give it a try.

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