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how to make silver frosting

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I want to make on my sisters cake the design from her dress. The dress has the stiching done in a silver tone with pearls. Can I use a silver luster dust added to the frosting to make it appear silver shimmery. Any quick responses appreciated cause i need to get it ordered. Thanks Nikki
post #2 of 16
Although I am making my first attempt tommarrow with silver, when I asked around. You can't really make silver out of buttercream. Luster dust can be brushed on fondant or royal icing, then get the silver look. But on less someone will answer you differently I don't think you can bet silver from buttercream. Grey is prob. close, which is what I am going to have to do because mine is a buttercream transfer, can't use other icing for that. hope this helps a little.
post #3 of 16
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I think you can. But if you are looking for sparkle have you ever used the disco dusting powders. there are a couple colors of silver luster dust, one is called nu silver which is shiner. I am sorry i don't know the name of the other. I would practice on some frosting on the side. you could also try doing some gray frosting and using pearl luster dust.

I hope that helps
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post #5 of 16
You can brush luster dust very gently on crusting buttercream, but if you mix it in, it will only make the icing look grey-it will not be shimmery. Good luck with the cake! icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 16
I agree with brushing the luster dust onto a crusting buttercream. BUT... honestly I would only do it on accents (borders, etc.) because I don't know about you, but I wouldn't eat silver buttercream. Just something about it doesn't seem natural. Don't do the whole cake that way unless you want people scraping the icing off.
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post #7 of 16
When mixing color for your icing always mix a small amount of end color first to experiment. Start with white icing, add your base color then add very small amounts of secondary color. To keep the color consistent on the cake, mix enough of any one icing color for the entire cake. It is difficult to match the same shade of color again.


Antique Gold
An extremely small touch of Leaf Green to Golden Yellow


Apricot
2 parts Orange to 1 part Golden Yellow


Aqua
5 parts Sky Blue to 1 part Leaf Green


Avocado
Moss Green or 4 parts Lemon Yellow to 1 part Leaf Green and a touch of black


Black
Royal Blue, Christmas Red, Orange and Lemon


Burgundy
5 parts Rose Pink to 1 part Violet


Chartreuse
9 parts Lemon Yellow to 1 part Leaf Green or for a darker shade, 5 parts Lemon Yellow to 1 part Leaf Green


Chocolate
Brown with a small amount of Red-Red


Copper
Equal amounts of Golden Yellow, Brown and Christmas Red


Coral
Creamy Peach and a touch of Pink, or Orange and a touch of Pink, or 3 parts Rose Pink to 2 parts Lemon Yellow


Dusty Rose
5 parts Rose Pink to 1 part Violet


Flesh
An extremely small touch of Copper, or Ivory, or Light Pink with a small amount of Brown


Gold
10 parts Lemon Yellow, 3 parts Orange and 1 part Red


Grape
6 parts Rose Pink to 1 part Sky Blue


Gray
A touch of Black


Hunter Green
Kelly Green and a touch of Black


Ivory
Use Ivory paste


Jade
Leaf green, Royal Blue and a touch of Black


Lavender
5 parts Pink to 1 part Violet


Marigold
3 parts Lemon Yellow to 1 part Orange


Maroon
4 parts Red Red to 2 parts Burgundy


Mauve
Touch of Burgundy with very little Black or 4 parts Red Red to 2 parts Burgundy


Mellon
3 parts Rose to 1 part Orange


Misty Green
2 parts Leaf Green to 1 part Royal Blue and a touch of Black


Moss Green
3 parts Lemon Yellow to 2 parts Violet


Mulberry
Rose with a touch of Royal Blue


Navy Blue
Royal Blue and Black or 1 part Sky Blue to 1 part Violet


Periwinkle
Royal Blue and Violet


Persimmon
1 part Orange to 1 part Rose


Plum
Violet with a touch of Christmas Red


Raspberry
Pink and Red Red or 3 parts Rose Pink to 1 part Christmas Red


Ruby Red
1 part Red Red and a touch of black


Rust
8 parts Orange, 2 parts Red Red and 1 part Brown


Silver Gray
1 part Black to 1 part Blue


Teal
9 parts Sky Blue and a touch of Lemon Yellow


Turquoise
5 parts Sky Blue to 1 part Lemon Yellow


Warm Gold
Golden Yellow with just a touch of Brown


Wine
3 parts Christmas Red to 2 parts Rose




however this won't be shiny notice it says silver gray in order to get a lame or sparkle effect you'd need to mix or cover with luster dust. most places just say silver accents or ribbons or leaves, as silver icing probably wouldn't be appealing to eat either
Jen
post #8 of 16
are you mixing these colors together before you put them in the frosting or are you putting them in there one at a time. or does it even matter.
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post #9 of 16
well at the top it gives instructions but i'll post them again to make it easier to see
When mixing color for your icing always mix a small amount of end color first to experiment. Start with white icing, add your base color then add very small amounts of secondary color. To keep the color consistent on the cake, mix enough of any one icing color for the entire cake. It is difficult to match the same shade of color again.
post #10 of 16
sorry did realize that was there. You did not have to post it again. I must have miss understood some thing, up to early today i guess.

THANKS though!
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post #11 of 16
it's not a problem i miss stuff on here ALL the time, especially if it's on a long long list icon_smile.gif besides it's just a quick easy copy and paste...
all i have to say is thank god it's almost friday icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 16
You can, however, add silver luster dust to piping gel and it will be silver, not gray. If you can use piping gel for whatever you are piping, it will work.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by noley

it's not a problem i miss stuff on here ALL the time, especially if it's on a long long list icon_smile.gif besides it's just a quick easy copy and paste...
all i have to say is thank god it's almost friday icon_smile.gif
Jen



This week i have to agree with that. I have had to work everyday. I do inventory at different stores and have had some very long days this week.\\

I will be glad for friday, of course i have to come home to clean and bake
have two cakes for mid week and cookies too. but that i will enjoy. no co-workers to deal with. YA icon_cool.gif

Sorry had to vent.
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post #14 of 16
There is a recipe in the recipe section that gives directions for silver and gold icing. Sorry I don't have time or know how to post the link icon_rolleyes.gif
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