How do you make silver fondant?

by M Nash
(Elizabeth City, NC)

I am making my husbands grandfather's 90th birthday cake. It will be 3 tiered with silver starts shooting from the cake. The problem is when I try to make the "silver" stars with the fondant, I have... either white with silver dust, that is not very silver-y. I tried adding a touch of black to give it a slight gray appearance, but as it dried it looked blue. I tried another batch with more black, but that look more like the over the hill cake I just did. any suggestion on How I can get silver stars?? The cake is for this sunday.

From the editor:

Hi,

Start with a pale gray fondant. Mix bright silver petal dust with a little vodka and paint over the gray fondant. This will give you a beautiful silver finish on you stars.

Good luck.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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Jul 15, 2010
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It's like a lot of things...
by: Michelle (admin)

I wouldn't use this technique to cover an entire cake, but for small decorations that often don't get eaten anyway, it's fine.

Whether petal dust is considered non-toxic or not, depends on what country you are reading this from. The US Food & Drug Administration has determined that it is a food safe product, but in many other countries it is not labeled this way.

It's really a personal choice.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

May 24, 2010
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petal dust
by: Michelle

When I bought petal dust for the first time, about 4 years ago I think, the woman at the supply store stated that it is etible. I was recently reading different q/a's on one of these web sites (sorry can't remember which one), and it said to not eat anything with the dust on it. Is that true?? It says non-toxic and when I first used it I dusted choc. shells for a "beach" wedding cake. Thanks for your help.

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