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!
You can color your fondant gray to start then make a mixture of silver highlighter dust and vodka and paint it on
Without an airbrush, there's not really any way to metallicize buttercream. Use gray fondant and then paint it with the lusterdust paint.
It won't really be as bad as you think, esp. if you start w/the gray fondant as suggested. Good luck!
Also, paint it with silver airbrush color with a big soft brush.