What is the best way to get a really shiny silver color on top of white fondant? I have silver dust and if I put it on dry fondant, it doesn't do much. If I put it on with vodka, it looks just more gray in color.
Is there a trick to getting a really good silver color?
Are you using silver dust or silver luster dust? Luster dust is what you need to add sheen and shine. I actually color my fondant a light gray and then paint with lemon extract and silver or pearl luster dust. It takes a few coats. There are some glazes out there you can get in silver too.
I was using silver luster dust. It looks a little better after a couple of coats.
To get a really shiny silver color your fondant needs to be pearl gray instead of white. With white it will only go so far towards the silver color but not all the way. HTH
For a really silvery color I would use AmeriColor Pearl Sheen, it will give you a look like this
They have it in silver and gold. You just paint it on.