How Can I Get Chrome Instead Of Silver Coloring?

Decorating By FlourPots Updated 24 Apr 2011 , 4:02pm by Cricketina

FlourPots Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 11:47am
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Is it possible?

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nanefy Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 2:56pm
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Do you mean like a mirror finish? If so, I'm not sure how you would go about that. If you want a kind of grungy metal like brushed aluminium silver over black fondant works.

indydebi Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 3:14pm
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what's the difference? icon_confused.gif

FlourPots Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 3:47pm
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Yeah, I need it really shiny.

I want to attempt the car cake from Mike McCarey's it he uses what looks like liquid's very different from the silver I've made several times by mixing Nu-Silver luster dust and orange extract.

I checked all the sites he recommends on his resource list.
I also emailed him to ask...

A woman responded that he normally uses CK powder colors, but didn't know the exact name/brand since he dumps all his supply into another larger container.
She said she would ask him specifically...I never heard back.

Of course, I hunted on my own, but couldn't find anything in CK's product line, or any other line.

Jeannem Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 7:41pm
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It's probably the silver highlighter-also from CK.... in the little pots

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 7:44pm
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Originally Posted by Jeannem

It's probably the silver highlighter-also from CK.... in the little pots

Very likely. One of the reasons it's so bright is that it IS highlighter and therefore FOR DECORATION ONLY (to be used on items that will be removed before serving) and NOT EDIBLE.


FlourPots Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 8:08pm
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That must be it then...thank you so much!

Very little is actually used on the cake itself, it's mostly on the wheels, which I really wanted to replicate because it looks so cool.

HeyWife Posted 22 Apr 2011 , 9:29pm
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I used silver highlighter on the guitar cake in my pics. Came out pretty shiny.

FlourPots Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 1:03pm
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HeyWife...your guitar is awesome!

Jeannem Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 1:22pm
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Make sure to mix the highlighter with alcohol--vodka or an extract so that it gets shiny. It'll be more matte if you just dry brush it on.

FlourPots Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 4:49am
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I will, Jeannem...thanks icon_smile.gif

Cricketina Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 4:02pm
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I would call Mike Mc Carreys bakery and tell them that you want to make the cake on his DVD and you would like to know where he gets the chrome finish he used! icon_smile.gif

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