Metallic Color

Decorating By kaylynndo Updated 15 Jul 2011 , 1:14am by re13

kaylynndo Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 6:11pm
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In making a cake for a mechanic shop. I made the tools n bolts out of chocolate n put luster dust on to make the wrench a metallic color but seem not to b dark enough... Am I doing something wrong?

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EnglishCakeLady Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 6:19pm
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Did you mix the luster dust with vodka (or other grain alcohol) first and paint it on? Sometimes you might need to do a few coats with this method to get the concentration of colour you're looking for... at least in my experience. You do have to be careful of brush marks when doing large areas of metallic colour though. If I'm feeling particularly patient, I will paint the luster dust on to get the depth of colour I need, then use a spray metallic colour (not airbrush, but a spray can) to eliminate the brush strokes.

MamaMia808 Posted 3 Jul 2011 , 8:15pm
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I made this metallic color by dying the fondant gray and then airbrushing it with silver sheen.
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suuz0808 Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 2:14pm
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Dont use wodka, it doesn't work that well for larger objects.
(I find it doesn't work at all icon_smile.gif)
Use rejuvenator spirit or 96% alcohol instead. Paint two layers and leave to dry inbetween.
When completely dry, dust off all the excess with a soft brush.

cakesrock Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 4:16am
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I made a rock hammer and dry dusted lustre dust onto grey fondant. I find this works better than painting with vodka. Duff also makes a silver spray (you can get at Micheal's) that may be what you're looking for....

Here's the dry dusted (rock hammer) tool:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1989031

Lisapost Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 3:03pm
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Has any one actually used the Duff spray products?

cakesrock Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 7:44pm
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Originally Posted by Lisapost

Has any one actually used the Duff spray products?



Yes, it's pretty good. But you have to do coats of it if you want a deep gold or silver and good coverage.

kaylynndo Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 6:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suuz0808

Dont use wodka, it doesn't work that well for larger objects.
(I find it doesn't work at all icon_smile.gif)
Use rejuvenator spirit or 96% alcohol instead. Paint two layers and leave to dry inbetween.
When completely dry, dust off all the excess with a soft brush.




IT WORKED VERT WELL icon_biggrin.gif

re13 Posted 15 Jul 2011 , 1:14am
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i made grey fondant swords but bought the wrong color luster dust! anyone have ideas to give the fondant a metallic look?

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