Metallic Finishes

Decorating By lynn22 Updated 11 Jul 2010 , 1:55am by JenniferMI

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lynn22 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:47pm
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Can anyone tell me how to get nice shiny gold & silver finishes on fondant? I've been using Super Gold & Nu Silver luster dusts, and I'd just like a more realistic, brighter finish. Thanks!!

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yummy Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:18pm
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Everyone usually use Nu-silver. Are you painting or dusting it on; painting it on is best for the effect you want? If you are all ready doing that, maybe spraying with super pearl dust after the silver/gold dries or brushing on a sparkle type dust like disco dust. Practice on some leftover fondant and see what you come up with. Please, if you can, take pictures and post your progress. HTH

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VentureSister Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 6:37pm
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I haven't tried this, but I read somewhere on CC that to paint with paintbrushes using the airbrush paints.

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Tor1985 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 8:42pm
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I just started using AmariColor Gold Sheen, it's for airbrusher but I just paint it on. It works well, I'm sure it would work way better with an airbrusher. I painted swirls on a fathers day cake I did using the gold and they looked great. I didn't post a pic though becasue I was so unhappy with my fondant job, first time making dark chocolate fondant was a disaster. I also used it on a cheese cake I made from my sister's b/f which I did upload, you can't see the sheen well on the paintball helmet I made but you can see it on the "Happy Birthday"...don't mind my horrible writting, I'm working on it lol!

I did try using gold luster dust mixed with vodka but that was very labor intensive!

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catlharper Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 1:22am
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I just use luster dust mixed with a small bit of vodka (any clear alcohol will do) to make a paint and just paint it on. You'll know when you have the right consistancy. I do have some gold paint but it's just know? Not as good as the mix.


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neelycharmed Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 1:29am
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luster dust and vodka, and if I need a deeper color I add a tiny,tiny bit of the color(yellow for gold, black for silver,etc...)
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Jenn2179 Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 1:43am
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I love to use the luster dust and confectioners glaze. It dries better than vodka for me.

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JenniferMI Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 1:55am
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I LOVE the hi-liter dusts, they produce brilliant metal finishes. If you look in my gallery, the suitcase cake has the gold on the buckles.

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