Silver Buttercream??

Decorating By lovekitty Updated 2 Jun 2011 , 1:22am by heartsnsync

lovekitty Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 10:56pm
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Anybody know how to make silver buttercream? Or am I stuck having to make grey??!

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Dayti Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 11:01pm
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You can buy silver or pearl lustre sprays - just spray it on once your cake is iced. I would do a test on both uncoloured and grey icing (just put some on some parchment or benchtop) to see what you like best.

lovekitty Posted 1 Jun 2011 , 11:17pm
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Hmm. I guess I should have noted that I need the silver buttercream for piping a design on a cake. Want to make a silver tassel on a graduation cap....

heartsnsync Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 1:22am
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If your butter cream is a good crusting one, you can do this: Color your butter cream grey, decorate, and when it is good and crusted paint back over it with silver luster dust that has been mixed with a clear alcohol based extract or with baker's alcohol or vodka.

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