Silver Coloring

Decorating By dnrlee Updated 30 Sep 2010 , 11:15pm by iris219

dnrlee Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 4:03pm
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I'm making a fondant bow and it needs to be silver. Do I use silver glaze? That's the only "silver" I can find.

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Ybird Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 5:18pm
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hi not sure if this will be any help, but on a christening cake i done which can be found in my pictures, i used a silver dust which worked really well dry just rubbing or painting it on, you can aso add a lil vodka to it and use it wet. works just as well.

Herekittykitty Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 5:29pm
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Silver Luster Dust either used dry or painted on (mixed with a bit of vodka) works well. Also, silver airbrush food color if you can get it. I have seen the edible silver glaze which is made for fondant, there is a silver food spray that is edible as well.

Ybird Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 6:06pm
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silver lustre dust thats the one icon_smile.gif thanks couldnt think of the name earlyer

dnrlee Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 6:40pm
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thanks everybody!

Nevie Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 6:53pm
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You may already know this, but if you tint the fondant grey first, you will maximize the silver color, whichever method you choose to use.

dnrlee Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 6:54pm
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I did not know that - thanks for the tip!

cakeflake80 Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 4:21pm
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Ditto on coloring the fondant gray first. I always start with white fondant and add a small amount of either black fondant or black food coloring. It works so much better than dusting it on white fondant.

iris219 Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 11:15pm
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wonderful tip. need to do a silver anniversary cake in November. Will keep this in mind

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