Metallic? Silver?

Decorating By King-Girlz Updated 5 Mar 2010 , 4:47pm by King-Girlz

King-Girlz Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:24am
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I was thinking of making an "Autobots" face for the top of a cake (transformers) and was wondering if I made it with fondant & tylose how can I get the appearance of a silver/metallic colour? So it looks like a shiny robot?
Thanks so much!

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prterrell Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:42am
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Mix silver luster dust with a tiny bit of vodka to make an edible paint and paint that onto your fondant.

cakesrock Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:06am
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I just finished a guitar (in my photos) and was also going for the metallic look. I used 2 techniques: 1) grey fondant and dry dusted silver lustre dust and 2) painting silver lustre dust mixed with vanilla onto white fondant/tylose. I found the grey fondant and dry dusting the lustre dust was easier and gave it a nicer look. You can also paint your fondant grey first, then dry dust with lustre dust. HTH

StaceyCakes75 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:33am
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I agree with Cakesrock, Color your fondant gray first then dust with silver luster dust. Use a brush similar to a small blush brush. I have tried to mix the luster dust with vodka and I just don't like the way it turns out.

prterrell Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 5:17am
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StaceyCakes75, how thick was your mixture? It really only takes a couple of drops of vodka. The mixture should not be thin, almost thick enough to be a paste.

StaceyCakes75 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 5:36am
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If thats the case it was too thin. Thanks gotta try it thicker.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 7:18am
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I use kopykake's airbrush silver cake great!

heleen61 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:06pm
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I also prefer the dry method

tootsie927 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:19pm
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There is a silver metallic edible paint in a small jar for about 4.99, that you can just paint one. It works great. I use it all the time. I think you can get it from fancy flours.

tonedna Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:30pm
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This tutorial talks about gold, but its the same basics for silver.
When you dilute it with vodka or lemon extract the color is stronger.
If it's too streaky you might have too much liquids.

Hope this helps.
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King-Girlz Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 4:47pm
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Thanks for all your replies. It came out great. I was very happy with it along with the birthday boy and his family!

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