Metallic Look

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 6 Sep 2009 , 9:47pm by CutiePieCakes-Ontario

cakesrock Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 8:47pm
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Can anyone tell me how I can get that metallic look on a cake?I"m trying to make a wine bottle cake. Thanks!

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 8:59pm
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Metallic luster dust. You can mix some luster dust with vodka or vanilla extract, and use that to paint directly onto your cake.

icer101 Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 9:02pm
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i just ordered copper and bronze air brush color by americolor from global sugar art. pme has it in a can spray..and then your dust colors can be mixed with everclear,etc. to paint on your cake..hth

Doug Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 9:05pm
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1st: WELCOME!!!!! warning CC could be your new addiction.

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you use luster or platinum or disco or other metallic food safe dusts.
Global Sugar Arts carries a wide selection.

usually they are mixed with some type of food-safe solvent (in essence making your own paint from scratch: pigment (the dusts) and medium (the solvent)

solvent options -- all involving some alcohol content:

a flavoring extract such as lemon or almond -- some prefer this as lowest alcohol, but others don't due to high water amount that can soften fondant.

cheap -- really cheap -- vodka (unflavored) or cheap clear rum (this isn't the time to be bringing out the Stoli, etc.) --- higher alcohol, less water = faster drying and less chance of melting -- avoid clear alcohols with distinctive tastes (gin, etc.)

everclear -- almost pure alcohol -- very little residue left on cake, dries fast (almost too fast).

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dusts can also be thinned and shot with an airbrush.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 9:20pm
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cheap -- really cheap -- vodka (unflavored) or cheap clear rum (this isn't the time to be bringing out the Stoli, etc.) --- higher alcohol, less water = faster drying and less chance of melting -- avoid clear alcohols with distinctive tastes (gin, etc.)

everclear -- almost pure alcohol -- very little residue left on cake, dries fast (almost too fast).

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dusts can also be thinned and shot with an airbrush.





AWWW! I guess that rules out the Jamacian rum, too. Well, DH will be happy - it's all his. icon_wink.gif

BTW: I remember an epi of Ace of Cakes where they were replicating the Stanley Cup. Geoff said that you can't get an edible silver that would make it look the same. But that may have been a few years back, and things have progressed. Nice to know. I'm doing a football helmet soon and will need to paint the mouth guard silver.

Doug Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 9:45pm
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AWWW! I guess that rules out the Jamacian rum, too. Well, DH will be happy - it's all his. icon_wink.gif




while quality control is always important, the sampling of liquids use to thin dust for painting or spraying may result in you painting the town red and spraying the contents of your tummy all over the place!

(Appleton Gold! hic!)

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 6 Sep 2009 , 9:47pm
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AWWW! I guess that rules out the Jamacian rum, too. Well, DH will be happy - it's all his. icon_wink.gif



while quality control is always important, the sampling of liquids use to thin dust for painting or spraying may result in you painting the town red and spraying the contents of your tummy all over the place!

(Appleton Gold! hic!)




I must have been into the rum already. I can't spell JAMAICAN.

Would you like Coke with that quality control?? icon_wink.gif

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