How Do I Tint My Fondant A Silver Color?

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sweetcakesII Posted 25 Dec 2009 , 11:52pm
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I am doing a cake for a WII DJ party and I need the turntable to look silver. How do I tint my fondant to look silver?

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leah_s Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 12:02am
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You have to paint the fondant silver using edible paint. You can either mix NuSilver with vodka, buy spray edible paint in a can, or use an airbrush.

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janeoxo Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 12:04am
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Ditto above

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DianeLM Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 12:17am
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Before you paint, as described by leah, tint your fondant grey with a tiny bit of black coloring so if you miss a spot while you're painting, it doesn't stand out.

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 12:38am
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Pretty much what everyone else has said, but I color my fondant grey(just add a tiny bit of black to white fondant) then I liberally dust it with Wilton's silver dust, I don't use vanilla or vodka when I'm going for a dramatic effect, just brush it straight on. My fondant isn't completely dry, it's usually a bit crisco stick( I usually give my fondant cakes a final once over with Criso on a paper towel to get rid of all of my cornstarch or powdered sugar residue) The dust is a bit messy but looks great when done(I did the knobs on my guitar cake this way). If it's too much you can always tone it down by a plain paint brush dipped in vodka of vanilla brushed over the top or the good old Crisco covered paper towel. Hope this helps, good luck!

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sweetcakesII Posted 26 Dec 2009 , 2:26pm
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Thank you for all of your help!

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PinkLisa Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 11:24pm
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Jeep_girl816 -- Doesn't the crisco on the cake make the dust streak or get clumpy? I want to do this to my cake since I don't have NuSilver on hand.

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:00am
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You use it fairly sparingly, just on the paper towel, just enough to moisten it. I've never had a prob with it streaking or anything. I'm pretty liberal with my dust thoughicon_smile.gif

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PinkLisa Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 2:19am
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Thanks! I think I'll try this method.

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brinacyl Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 10:01am
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thank you for the help. i will try the dust.

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