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Silver look to icing

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A customer wants a cake for a 60th wedding anniversary to have the silver look to the icing. Any one have suggestions?  Thanks.

 


JanRitt

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You would have to use fondant and either silver luster dust painted on very thick with vodka as a paint or silver leaf. If you try to put silver luster dust on buttercream it will look grey and taste horrible.

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Gray fondant with wilton silver color mist.
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Thanks for the info, unfortunately she doesn't want fondant so i may have to use the color mist or luster dust. I may have misread this, but I thought luster dust was not edible. I think I will talk with my customer and see what she thinks of these ideas. Thanks again.

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Thanks for the info, unfortunately she doesn't want fondant so i may have to use the color mist or luster dust. I may have misread this, but I thought luster dust was not edible. I think I will talk with my customer and see what she thinks of these ideas. Thanks again.

It will NOT look good, and it wil taste worse, if you try to put silver color on buttercream, no matter whether you use dust, spray, whatever. There are many things that you can do with buttercream that you can also do with fondant, but this isn't one of them. You should tell the customer she can have silver fondant or buttercream, but not both. It's up to the decorator to tell people when things aren't going to look the way they think they will.
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You could so silver fondant accents on a buttercream cake. Sometimes people have quite literal interpretations for cake ideas and it's up to the cake artist to steer them into an idea that works better.

Eta: the wilton silver spray has no taste. I have used and eaten them. The original version of them had a minty flavor added to cover up the off smell and taste. They changed the formulation since then. It does have a smell when you spray it. It's an aerosol can, so the propellant has an odor. It dries very quickly and has no taste after it dries. I can't speak for the taste of luster dust. I have not eaten it.
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