Thanks to CC I was able to make a tiara out of royal icing, but it is white and i would like to make it silver but keep it edible? Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this? Thank You!
I would be curious to hear any suggestions
You can purchase silver luster dust. I mix it with some rum or vodka or something and paint it on. Wilton has their version at AC Moore and Michael's for roughly $4.
I recently did hannah montana cupcakes for my daughter. I made miniature microphones out of fondant for the top. The fondant was white so I brushed each one with the silver luster dust. it worked great!!! I would definately use this. Actually.. I am doing a princess cake for my daughter's 4th birthday in a couple months. I plan on doing a tiara and that is how I will make it sparkle. luster dust. It's great!
You might get a nice silver colour with the luster dust just by brushing it on dry. I have a blush brush that I bought just for cake use. I have brushed dusts on fondant before dry, and you get a nice colour. If you want something heavier, the vodka/dust mixture is the way to go. Take care not to make the paint brush too wet though as the royal icing may break down.
is there a difference in luster dust and shimmer dust? do u have to mix with vodka or can u use water?
DO NOT use water - you need to use it with something that has a high alcohol content - so it will evaporate quickly and just leave the color.
You don't have to use vodka - you can use vanilla extract (I find vodka works better, but any clear alcohol will do) - but as Loucinda says, do NOT use water.
Thank You all for your advice and tips. I used wilton pearl dust in silver with clear vanilla exract and the color came out great. I let it dry overnight and went to carefully peel the wax paper off the back and, you guessed it, my tiara is now in about ten pieces I am going to try again, any tips on why it stuck or how to remove it better?
That came out beautiful! Do u do it the same way with gumpaste as u do with the royal icing? Is gumpaste easy to make? i am new at all this lol
You can buy already made gumpaste, or you make your own, I like to make my own. You make the individual ropes and then use gumglue (a tiny bit of gumpaste dissolved in water) to glue all the pieces together. I then add the bottom piece on last to cover all the little bits at the bottom.
As far as the form, it is the same thing, I use a piece of wax paper over my template - which is taped to an oatmeal canister!
Let it dry and then paint it.
Ok, thank you so much, i am gonna try it tonight! I will let you know how it turns out!