Pickulz Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 8:03am
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How can I make a shiny silver fondant?
Im making fondant swords and want them to have a shiny look?

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thebittersweetbakehouse Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 8:48am
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Ive never used a colour for this kind of effect, perhaps you can buy and edible silver paint or powder? If not, to get a silvery affect on my cakes, i use a white fondant base then build up layers of silver/grey/gun metal/white lustre dusts.

Perhaps you could get a gun metal edible powder on the fondant before dusting....maybe leave to dry and cover with confectioners glaze to give the sword shine.

Hope this maybe helps, good luck! Let me know how it goes icon_biggrin.gif

lapazlady Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 10:34am
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Americolor makes a wonderfully shiny silver color for spraying. Costly, but certainly worth it, if you have an airbrush.

hope22023 Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 11:19am
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I must say that I am pretty impressed with Wilton's new silver spray. I bought it because I didnt have time to drive to my normal cake decorating supplier. I used a coupon at Michaels so I figured that I wasnt losing too much money if it was a flop. It sprays evenly and has great coverage. I have since used it on 2 cakes. Theres enough for a medium sized cake with 2 coats of coverage.

Pearl123 Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 11:26am
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I normally colour the fondant a grey colour and then paint with silver lustre dust (mixed with a little oil/vodka), works great and looks like metal! good luck! thumbs_up.gif

CarolWI Posted 15 Jun 2012 , 11:30am
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I've used luster dust mixed with alcohol or clear extract and it works great, but it was a fondant rosary so it was a small amount needed; doing a larger project might be more costly than a spray....but then again, I haven't looked into pricing so you may want to compare before hand.

cakebaker1957 Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 8:03pm
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Originally Posted by hope22023

I must say that I am pretty impressed with Wilton's new silver spray. I bought it because I didnt have time to drive to my normal cake decorating supplier. I used a coupon at Michaels so I figured that I wasnt losing too much money if it was a flop. It sprays evenly and has great coverage. I have since used it on 2 cakes. Theres enough for a medium sized cake with 2 coats of coverage.


nametaken Posted 17 Jun 2012 , 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by hope22023

I must say that I am pretty impressed with Wilton's new silver spray. I bought it because I didnt have time to drive to my normal cake decorating supplier. I used a coupon at Michaels so I figured that I wasnt losing too much money if it was a flop. It sprays evenly and has great coverage. I have since used it on 2 cakes. Theres enough for a medium sized cake with 2 coats of coverage.




I just used this on a Father's Day cake yesterday! I used it to color some fondant accents: hammer, screwdriver, measuring tape, and wrenches. It turned out GREAT!

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