How Do I Make Silver Horse Shoes?

Decorating By FondantDreams Updated 8 Nov 2011 , 9:44pm by kathie-d

FondantDreams Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 8:43pm
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I have a client wanting a hay bale with a couple of silver horseshoes on top of it but I have no idea of how to make silver on gumpaste or fondant. And which one would be better? Gumpaste or fondant, they will be lying on top of the hay bale.

TIA!

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cupadeecakes Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 9:21pm
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I would use gumpaste or modeling chocolate to make the horse shoes. You can use silver luster dust mixed with vodka or lemon extract and paint the horse shoes with a small brush. The alcohol will evaporate and leave the silver behind. HTH!

rpaige Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 9:45pm
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Try searching for "horseshoes" on the internet or check out the Indianapolis Colts logo - you might could print, trace and cutout using an exacto knife. For my recent project of silver leaves, I used a white fondant tinted a slight gray and then painted with silver luster dust/vodka as the previous post suggested. Allow to dry for several days.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

kathie-d Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 9:47pm
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Yup, gumpaste or fondant/gumpaste mix brushed with vodka and silver luster.

FondantDreams Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 3:29pm
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Is luster dust in those small viles at Michael's? It's powdery and glittery looking. I've tried doing that technique in the past with that stuff and real vanilla and it seemed to clump. Do I mix the powder IN the vanilla or other extract (or even the vodka), do I paint the liquid on the object and THEN sprinkle the powder on? I have no clue as to HOW to make the horse shoes a solid silver shoe.

cupadeecakes Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 4:37pm
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I don't use the stuff they sell at Michaels, I usually use "Nu Silver Luster Dust". Googling i will reveal many sellers of the stuff. It comes in a small plastic container.

If I am painting a solid color, I will dip my brush into a small container of alcohol (I use PGA), and then dip the moist brush into the silver container. you just want to pick up a little bit of the silver dust. Then paint it on!

FondantDreams Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes

I don't use the stuff they sell at Michaels, I usually use "Nu Silver Luster Dust". Googling i will reveal many sellers of the stuff. It comes in a small plastic container.

If I am painting a solid color, I will dip my brush into a small container of alcohol (I use PGA), and then dip the moist brush into the silver container. you just want to pick up a little bit of the silver dust. Then paint it on!




Dang, I cannot get that stuff in time. I wonder if I will be able to do it with that stuff from Michaels still?

rpaige Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 9:31pm
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You can still use the Wilton product but I find it just takes a lot more than the specialized products. You might want to start with a horseshoe that is a darker gray and then paint as suggested. Might save you some time and expense in using a lot of the Wilton dust.

I will say that in the baking products - you definitely get what you pay for. I just don't always have the money to pay for the better quality!

I hope you have good luck with your lucky horse shoes!

kathie-d Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 9:44pm
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The wilton stuff works ok, I usually put some powder in a small container then add the vodka to it and mix it. Depending on whether you want to cover completly or just a shimmer, vary your powder/ alcohol ratio. to a test on a small piece of fondant to see if it is the result you want before going onto your horseshoe. As stated above I would start with gray fondant first before painting.

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