Silver Is It Made?

Decorating By Children Updated 23 Jul 2008 , 9:57am by marknelliesmum

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Children Posted 22 Jul 2008 , 11:49pm
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I need silver fondant for some accents.... Can someone help me please?

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maryak Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 4:11am
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For silver you could colour the fondant grey and then paint over it in silver luster dust mixed with a little vodka or lemon juice. If you mix the silver luster into the fondant it won't show through so your best bet is to paint it on.

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Children Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 8:51am
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Ok this may sound silly...but you just picked one of the three fondant colors that I can't seem to make. icon_redface.gif

So if you would tell me how you make grey fondant so that I can use your tip to make silver I would really appreciate it. icon_lol.gif

I think I am having one of those days! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

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Leigh01 Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 9:52am
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I normally just paint it with silver lustre dust and an edible paint base without colouring the sugar paste first and that works for me icon_biggrin.gif

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marknelliesmum Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 9:57am
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To get grey fondant mix some of your black paste colouring with white fondant - it takes quite a lot of colour paste even to get to the grey stage.

The luster dust ( if it is the same as the stuff we get over here) can just be painted on once you have mixed it with the alcohol - I wouldn't bother colouring the fondant coz the colour is solid.

If you wanted a sheen effect then colour the fondant as described and just brush the dry luster dust over the top - depends what finish you are looking for.

Hope this helps

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