i am hoping that someone might help me i am wondering how to get silver fondant. i dont see any silver colouring for wilton and just wondering what people use.
I paint mine with silver airbrush paint.
Make the fondant a nice grey and then paint it with a mix of luster dust and vodka. Makes for a really nice metallic surface but may take a coat or two to make it look real.
i agree with the grey idea.....you could also try Duff's silver spray found at Michaels craft store. Its a little under $5 so grab a coupon cause its a little can. This would be a short term solution. Long term solution buy airbrush system, etc.
thanks you all for your help!!!
I used disco dust on the ribbons on this cake. Makes it a bit more sparkly! HTH!
thank you all for your advice!! i tried to make gray with just using a little black mixed with white fondant and it was coming out looking purple!! and then when i applied luster dust it went even more purple!! is there and actual gray out there that i am missing?
and maybe on the same topic i cant seem to get my fondant black. i have tried just LOTS of colour which still looks purple and the fondant became more sticky after adding all the colour. i tried first making the fondant darker with coco power and then added the black and agin was not happy with the result. just ended up painting the whole thing with black and vodka..
i would really apprecate any advice!
It's really hard to get gray with the Wilton black. Use CK or AmeriColor super black.
Start with a light gray fondant and paint with silver fondant glaze. You can find it at fondantsource. Inexpensive and a great product. I like the pearl and the silver. The pearl can be colored using gel colors.
My football helmet is painted with silver fondant glaze. You need to wait thirty minutes between coats.
In response to brattyr-
I recently tried the Duff brand gel paste. I had a horrible time getting my fondant a nice black, it always turned out purple too. That was using Wilton brand paste color. The Duff gel paste comes in a big tube, like toothpaste. I was shocked at how easy it was to use, and how quickly my fondant took to the color. In less than a minute I had pure black. Hope that helps.
thank you, i will try both and see how it works!!!
Which brand of Cocoa did you try using in order to get your fondant black? I used to use the Nestle Toll House cocoa, but I wasn't happy w/the way it would look w/black mixed in, either, so I switched.
I now use the Hershey's 100% Cacao Special Dark blend....that in itself gets it nearly black to begin with....always works like a charm for me. I use the traditional MMF recipe, so don't know if that differs from what you use or not. The taste is really good, too. So far, everyone has eaten my black fondant & some say it tastes like a tootsie roll.
thanks hobbymommy, i was just using a standered coco but i have tried it in rolled fondant and MMF. i would be interested to try with the dark coco because i like the chocolate taste that it gets. how much coco would you mix in? just keep going until your fondant is really dark?
I have tried painting on grey with lustre dust, but have found that dry dusting grey fondant is by far a superior technique. Try it and you will see. I use a cheap blush brush.I used it on my guitar cake and my blackberry cake.
Using the traditional MMF recipe, I just substitute some powdered sugar with 3/4 C of the Hershey's Dark cocoa.
Good luck! =)
can luster dust and vodka be used for stencil?