Breaking The Piggy Bank With Silver Luster....any Other Way?

Decorating By PhunCakes Updated 21 Mar 2015 , 4:39am by KellyKSD

PhunCakes Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 2:55am
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So I'm working on a silver sequin dummy and I just went through a 2g silver luster dust within seconds. It barely covered 1/3 of the cake which was a 10" round by 3" tall. At this rate I'm going to spend over $20 on this dummy...and I've got 2 other dummies to cover in silver. Am I doing something wrong? Is it supposed to run out this quick? If it is, is there a less expensive alternative to using the edible dust? Since it's a dummy, is there non edible dusts that will achieve the same look for less? Please advise.

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doramoreno62 Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 3:00am
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I would air brush it first with silver airbrush paint. Then touch up with the more expensive luster dust

PhunCakes Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 3:01am
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I don't have an airbrush

PhunCakes Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 3:01am
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AAtKT Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 3:23am
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I think wilton makes a spray silver... kinda like spray paint for cakes...  You can find it at walmart...


PhunCakes Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 3:28am
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Ok so you're saying use this first, then use dust on top?

KellyKSD Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 4:08am
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That's what I would do. I made a 3-tier square cake (10, 8, and 6 inch tiers) for a graduation party and the girl wanted silver as the base color for the cake. I used Duff's Cake Grafitti spray in silver -- it took about 1 and 1/2 cans (I think they were like $3.99 a can or so) and then went over in silver luster dust. Very nice silver finish, and I didn't even have to use very much of the dust.

PhunCakes Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 4:16am
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Duly noted :) will give that a shot. Do you happen to have pics of the cake?

KellyKSD Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 4:33am
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Here's a pic -- unfortunately I don't think it looks as silver-y in the photos I took as it did in "real life." It looks whiter in this photo because the lighting was a little weird in the room, but if you zoom in you can see it is actually pretty sparkly. 

And please ignore the sloppy spots in my buttercream :) 

KellyKSD Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 4:34am
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Okay, I thought I could post a picture, but apparently not. Darn. I will try to post it in the gallery and include a link.

PhunCakes Posted 21 Mar 2015 , 4:35am
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Lmao ok :)

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