Silver Fondant

Decorating By MandaMoh3 Updated 11 Mar 2011 , 2:35am by mimi1218

MandaMoh3 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 8:05pm
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Any tip on how I can achieve this for a 6 ' round? Is painting it the only way?

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sugarMomma Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 8:21pm
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or airbrush of course...they make silver spray-on luster dust in a can if you don't have one.

MandaMoh3 Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 10:14pm
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Who makes the spray on luster dust??

Pagea Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 12:54am
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PME makes one (which I have used) and Michael's sells one made by Duff. HTH.

Coral3 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 1:47am
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Or edible silver leaf, but that's the expensive option

luckylibra Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 1:53am
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The painting with luster dust and vodka was really simple.. someone here shared it with me. I used it for my softball bat and it turned out great, I thought.

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MandaMoh3 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 2:48am
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Lucky, any tips on using luster dust? I think my vodka/ luster consistency is off...

Kitagrl Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:17am
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Start with a light grey fondant too....that will really help you get a nicer silver.

MandaMoh3 Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:30am
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Lucky, any tips on using luster dust? I think my vodka/ luster consistency is off...

luckylibra Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:34am
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I poured the luster dust in a small bowl and added vodka with an eye dropper a little at a time, stirring it to a little thinner than paste consistency..kinda eyeball it. Good luck

sacakesandbakes Posted 8 Mar 2011 , 3:52am
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Pagea: I bought a can of silver spray by Chefmaster, but havent tried it yet. When you sprayed yours did you have to use a lot? Or did you have to let dry between layers if you needed it darker? I'm just curious what I'm in for.

MandaMoh3 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 1:56am
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Thanks so much Lucky! icon_smile.gif

Pagea Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by sacakesandbakes

Pagea: I bought a can of silver spray by Chefmaster, but havent tried it yet. When you sprayed yours did you have to use a lot? Or did you have to let dry between layers if you needed it darker? I'm just curious what I'm in for.




I started with a light gray fondant and then I sprayed the silver in layers..letting it dry for about 8 minutes or so in between until I got the shade of silver I wanted. HTH

luckylibra Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:23am
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You are so very welcome! Very glad I had some useful information to share for once instead of always asking and lurking and sponging up everyone elses info.,icon_smile.gificon_biggrin.gif

mimi1218 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:35am
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I painted my gumpaste shoe silver using vodka and luster dust... adding just a little vodka at a time so it's not too watery. Don't be stingy on the luster dust or you'll have to do multiple layers and that could make it uneven. I also tinted the gumpaste gray first. It worked great and only needed one layer.

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