Is There A Silver Food Color?

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 2 Oct 2013 , 11:44pm by lindsaypewar

Mikel79 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 2:59pm
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Hi Cakers!

I have a cake due in a few weeks and I am in the "planning" stage. I have looked at Americolor and Wilton brand for Silver, but cannot find any? Is there such a thing?

If not, how would you recommend I get a silver color.

Thank you,


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lchristi27 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:04pm
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Hi Michael,

There really isnt any silver food coloring. But there are two options I use, depending on the project. Luster Dust is the best-its a powder that you add a little vodka or water too, and it becomes paint-like. You can paint it on fondant, royal icing, etc.

Or another option is the spray paint type of food-coloring. Wilton and Duff both have some they sell at Michaels.

1456 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:11pm
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americolor has a silver airbrush color that you can hand paint with that what I use when i need touch of silver.

carmijok Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:18pm
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It's called 'gray' ! icon_lol.gif
Actually having your base color gray and then adding silver luster dust makes it easier to get that shiny silver look. Of course that's on fondant or gum paste.
Good luck!

Mikel79 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:27pm
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Thank you folks!

thatslifeca Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:27pm
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I love gold and silver on cakes. I use Squires Kitchen, dust food colouring. They have it in silver and my favorite, Metalic lusters classic gold. I can mix it right in or just use it as dust or I can mix with voda and paint. It's a bit on the expense side here in Canada ($9.99 for 7g), but it sure looks pretty. Hope that helps.

Crimsicle Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:44pm
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I echo Carmijok's recommendation. For silver, I color the fondant/gumpaste a light gray. For gold, I use a golden yellow - with a light hand...not a bright color. Then, I luster dust over that, and it looks pretty close to metal.

iheartcupkakes Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:56pm
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i found some one ebay.. got gold silver and pearl for under 15 with shipping

sweettreat101 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 8:41am
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This is what I use. I love it.

sweettreat101 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 8:42am
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Should have know it would be blocked. fondant source silver fondant glaze. It costs 2.49. I love this stuff. Especially the pearl glaze.

lindsaypewar Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 11:44pm
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Where did you find this dust in Canada? I'm looking for something to make/paint silver fondant for a cake!

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