Silver Airbrush Paste?

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lindambc Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 8:51pm
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I am making a Dallas Cowboys helmet cake. I need to find silver food coloring or paste. If anyone knows where I can find this or has any suggestions on how to get this look please let me know. Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 17 Oct 2006 , 10:01pm
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There is no silver coloring paste.What you are seeing is Lustre dust which is silver that is mixed with small amounts of alcohol like Vodka or lemon extract.You then paint with a small artist's brush the silver paste onto the areas of your cake that you want silver.

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rlviescas Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:06am
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Glad I found this post. I had to read it to my dh to prove I was right! icon_cool.gif Yay for CC and all the great info on it. icon_biggrin.gif

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Molly2 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:59am
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Americolor has a silver sheen color that you put in your air brush or you can paint it on the after it dries you cake dry brush it with silver luster dust it really brings out the silver and shine I used this method on some dog tags on a Army cake they looked like the real deal.


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thecreativeone4 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:06am
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i use Lucks silver airbrush spray....i get it at pfiel and holding

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FromScratch Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:13am
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They do make silver/gold/pearl airbrush color though I haven't used them so I can' t comment on how they work. I usually use silver dust (not luster dust, but actual silver or gold or super pearl) diluted with vodka and spray that through the airbrush.

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ATCakes Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 3:19am
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I just used the Amerimist Silver & Gold sheen on a bunch of stars I used on Hollywood theme cupcakes. It worked really well. Just a hint: Color the white fondant a light gray before you use the silver. You won't have to use so much to cover the helmet.

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