"silver" Scrollwork

Decorating By rhopar33 Updated 16 May 2010 , 2:03pm by Debi2

rhopar33 Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:24pm
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I just got a cake request for a white fondant cake w/ silver, not gray, scrollwork. Can anyone tell me how to get "silver" buttercream? Or is there some special trick to get your scrollwork to be silver?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Rhonda

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Alery Posted 13 May 2010 , 12:27pm
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I would do the scroll work in royal icing then when it dries paint it with silver luster dust mixed with a little vanilla extract.

rhopar33 Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:25pm
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I had originally thought of painting them but I'm concerned about the "paint" getting on the fondant in the background. Any other suggestions out there for silver scrolls?

Rhonda

ddaigle Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:45pm
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Rhonda..if you make a "paste" with your luster dust by using vodka and get a small brush, and be verrrrrrrry slow and detailed, you will not get the paint on your fondant background. I see this technique done constantly on wedding cakes...and she actually paints crusted buttercream....not royal.

rhopar33 Posted 13 May 2010 , 2:56pm
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Wow, I guess I will have to just plan to use alot of patience. Thanks for the feedback!!

Debi2 Posted 16 May 2010 , 2:03pm
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Here is a link that has a recipe for making piping in silver and gold. HTH.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2039/piping-silver-and-gold

Debi

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