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?
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for all of your help!
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.
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 though
Thanks! I think I'll try this method.
thank you for the help. i will try the dust.