Silver Finish For "mixing Bowl"?? Need An Answer A

Decorating By catlharper Updated 27 Sep 2009 , 1:45pm by Makeitmemorable

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catlharper Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 1:48am
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I have a cake to do next week that is a mixing bowl...like the ones we use with a kitchenaid mixer? I do not have an airbrush, can't seem to find spray in silver so is there any other way around not having to handpaint this with luster dust and vodka? Or do I just have to suck it up and go for it? Yup, looking for a shortcut. The finish is buttercream, btw. Don't know if that makes it easier or harder? If it makes it harder then I may, indeed, go the mmf route. Please Please Please advise? I SO want what is in my head to end up on the board!

thanx!
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MnSnow Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 1:50am
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You can color your fondant gray to start then make a mixture of silver highlighter dust and vodka and paint it on

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prterrell Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:07am
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Without an airbrush, there's not really any way to metallicize buttercream. Use gray fondant and then paint it with the lusterdust paint.

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ceshell Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 5:49am
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It won't really be as bad as you think, esp. if you start w/the gray fondant as suggested. Good luck!

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Rylan Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 5:58am
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Also, paint it with silver airbrush color with a big soft brush.

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Makeitmemorable Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:45pm
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This is a cake I made which was covered in grey fondant and then I rubbed my silver dust into the fondant. If I paint it on it is too silver, if I rub it into the fondant, it gives it a steel effect.

I would do it with fondant rather than BC, it will be easier to colour.

Good luck,
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