Silver Nonpariels?

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 8:41pm
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I have white nonpariels but I need them to be silvery. The store I purchase from does not carry silver, if those even exist. Can I make the white ones silvery with the silvery powder? If so, do I just roll them in the dry powder or do I have to add a drop of alcohol to the powder first?

Thanks so much for your help!

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prterrell Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 3:10am
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I don't think that will work. You can purchase silver ones online at

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Kitagrl Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 3:34am
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I was in a bind one time and I took the jumbo colored non pariels and rolled them around in silver highlighter dust/alcohol and it worked enough...wasn't quite as shiny as real ones but it wasn't too noticeable. I did use the highlighter dust though, which is technically "not edible" but then neither are silver dragees!

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luv2cook721 Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 4:19am
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GSA has the silver dragees (not sure if I spelled that correctly) if you have time to order them. Most stores don't carry them because they are not approved as a food product anymore, so technically you have to remove them before serving. We always ate them when we were kids, and we called them ball bearings. Ah, the nostalgia!!!

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 7:04am
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Thanks! I just ordered some 2mm silver dragees from Jennifer Dontz, I'm hoping those will be small enough for what I need, if not I will try to color the nonpariels. I'm making a wedding dress out of fondant to go to top of a cake, but don't want the silver to be overpowering (attempting to fashion this after friend's wedding gown.)

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luvmysmoother Posted 1 Nov 2009 , 4:53pm
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I bought 20 pkgs of silver non-pareils thinking they would soon be discontinued but then my local Safeway brought out a new batch just a couple weeks agoicon_smile.gif I might go there and raid their inventory again - can never have enoughicon_smile.gif

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