i'm making my first ever wedding cake and the bride chose the design that i've uploaded a picture of however she requested that the hearts be silver. how would be the best way of going about the silver? should i use some silver luster dust and paint it on or use silver leaf? i've never used any sort of luster dust or pearl dust or anything like that so any info of any kind would be helpful. she also wants 2 sheet cakes decorated in the same manner. my other question is..how much would you all charge for all of these cakes? the 3 tiers will be 6" 9" and 12"
thanks a bunch!
Make an edible paint by mixing silver luster dust and clear alcohol (vodka/everclear or clear vanilla or lemon extract) and paint that onto the fondant.
I paint fondant with luster dust and vodka. Depending on the depth of silver you want, you can use white/black or various depths of gray fondant.
Try mixing some silver dust with silver airbrush colors.
There's also an edible silver glaze that I use, I've found it on f o n d a n t s o u r c e .com and on CK (they also have gold and pearl glazes)