I really like the color of this cake:
I tried to PM her but I don't think she has logged on yet. I'll try contacting Marina Sousa and hopefully she responds. I was wondering if there is any way I can achieve the look on the fondant without an airbrush machine.
looks to me as though the colour has been done using silver dusting powder,try some on a spare piece of fondant.
Thanks for the suggestion--I never thought of silver. There seems to be a base color, I'm just not sure what it is.
Anyone? I emailed Marina and she said she's actually on her way to Oprah so she couldn't get the chance to explain everything until next week.
It looks to me to be more of a platinum. Maybe a fawn base color with overlays of silver dusting powder. I didn't think airbrush at all.
What would be the best way to achieve that color? Do you think I can possible start with a light brown chocolate fondant?
It looks like gray sprayed with super pearl maybe? Just a guess.
Could it be AmeriColor's bronze sheen airbrush color? Don't know how you'd achieve it without an airbrush, but I would be interested in knowing too.
I'm confused now. So I start with bronze or gray and then dust it dry with NuSilver? It seems to have a brownish tint that I can't seem to figure out.
That brownish tint reminds me of champagne luster dust. Maybe start with that. It's definitely airbrushed. Have you contacted the owner of the picture and asked them? It may just be the lighting.
Audrey, I actually did but I am waiting for a reply. I don't have champagne color dust but the color seems to be in the same shade as your avatar with some sheen in it. Do you agree?
You know what? You're right, it does have a brownish tint. I just noticed the silvery-ness at first, but the longer I stare at it the more brown it looks!
I'm thinking a peachy-brown fondant with a combination of dusts?
mixed with tan opal
and the nusilver?
Maybe bronze and nusilver????
Maybe some petal dusts brushed on first?
Somehow nothing seems to be quite "it"...
You've definitely found a stumper Rylan! If you figure it out, let us know!
Yes, now that I look at it more, it seems more bronze-y. Probably gonna have to play around with it some and see if you can get it if you never get a response. I wish PM was more like IM, haha. Definitely an interesting color, one you don't see very often. I like stuff like that.
Thanks Prterrell and Audrey! I think I should give those a try. Thanks a lot!
Rylan - here's what I see
Next to silver, it will seem more brown. Next to brown and bronze it will seem more silver. I would start with a pale brown color, but more like that of a grey squirrel.
At the bottom of all the comments on the photo, someone posted it was gold on top, silver on the bottom. I would guess they airbrushed silver, and then gold on top of that.
I'm not sure, though.
Thanks for all the suggestion. I'll try each one of them and see which matches the best.