Silver Decorations

Decorating By JoJo4 Updated 25 Aug 2009 , 3:55pm by tonedna

JoJo4 Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 9:44pm
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Hi,

I have a cake due this weekend and she asked for silver lettering and flowers. I have never seen silver tint so I have no clue how to achieve this. Do you use grey? Do you dust the decorations with the pearl dust? Any help or advice would be appreciated, thanks.

Joanne

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Texas_Rose Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 9:49pm
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You can use gray fondant and then paint it with a mix of silver luster dust and vodka. If you're using Wilton's luster dust it's more of a sparkly gray than silver. I did a whole cake with it...the Thor's Hammer cake in my picture, if you'd like to see how Wilton's luster dust looks on gray fondant.

Since then, I've tried Americolor's silver airbrush color and it is a lot more metallic. I don't have an airbrush so I paint it on with a paintbrush and it works very well. You don't have to put it on gray fondant, I've used it on top of black or white and gotten a good silver effect.

BlakesCakes Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:35am
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I start with grey fondant and paint it with Crystal Colors Pearlized Bright Silver FDA approved luster dust mixed with Everclear (clear drinking alcohol).
http://www.sugarpaste.com/catalog/orderPearlColors.htm

I get a wonderful bright silver result that isn't tacky (airbrush colors that aren' put thru an airbrush stay sticky).

HTH
Rae

tonedna Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:52am
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DITTO!
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Texas_Rose Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlakesCakes



I get a wonderful bright silver result that isn't tacky (airbrush colors that aren' put thru an airbrush stay sticky).




Maybe it's the difference in climate, but they dry just fine for me. I've painted an entire cake with them before and it dried overnight. icon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:19am
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Could be.........it's been awfully hot & dry in the San Antonio,TX area, whereas, it's been cool and normal humidity here in Cleveland,OH.

Rae

JoJo4 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:31pm
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thanks for all the suggestions, this is great and it takes care of how I will do the flower deocrations but what about the writing on the cake? Should I just use grey?

tonedna Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:55pm
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You can handpaint lettering with vodka and luster dust mix.
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