How To - Super Silver?

Decorating By Honey6983 Updated 29 Jul 2015 , 12:08am by FlourPots

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Honey6983 Posted 28 Jul 2015 , 6:25pm
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Hey folks, any ideas on how to do the middle tier on this cake? Appears to be buttercream but this is brighter silver than your average airbrush silver. And it has a textured look. Thanks in advance!55b7c9257ab03.jpeg

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jgifford Posted 28 Jul 2015 , 8:53pm
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I could be wrong, but to me it looks like it's painted on - - a mixture of silver highlighter dust and clear alcohol (rum or vodka).

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maybenot Posted 28 Jul 2015 , 10:39pm
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It does look painted [I see some streaking and irregularity].  If it's silver highlighter, it's inedible, so a dummy tier would be OK.

It could be done with edible silver leaf.  It's fussy & expensive.

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FlourPots Posted 29 Jul 2015 , 12:08am
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That's a Faye Cahill design...on her FB page she has a lot of cakes posted that have tiers resembling the one above...

It seems she uses edible silver leaf and 24 kt gold leaf often.

(There's no info in the caption (or comment section) about what she used specifically on this cake, though it is posted)

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