Unfortunately, most of the super shiny metallics that you see are not food-grade, FDA-approved materials. They are usually labeled "non-toxic" or "not for consumption" or "for decorative use only". Please read labels before applying super shiny luster to products that will be consumed.

I'm having this problem, too! I usually use edible silver paint from Sweet Sticks, but decided on my latest job to use the non-toxic Super Silver from Truly Mad plastics, thinking it would give me the smooth, chrome-like finish I was after. Instead, it looked glittery and grainy. Still pretty, but not the look I was going for. Does anyone know what the trick is to achieving the smooth metal finish in the product photo? I mixed the powder with some vodka to form a thick paste and brushed onto dry royal icing with a food-safe paintbrush. It just looked like a glitter finish, AND it looked like it was dissolving my icing.

Thanks for any tips!

-Sabrina

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I'm having this problem, too! I usually use edible silver paint from Sweet Sticks, but decided on my latest job to use the non-toxic Super Silver from Truly Mad plastics, thinking it would give me the smooth, chrome-like finish I was after. Instead, it looked glittery and grainy. Still pretty, but not the look I was going for. Does anyone know what the trick is to achieving the smooth metal finish in the product photo? I mixed the powder with some vodka to form a thick paste and brushed onto dry royal icing with a food-safe paintbrush. It just looked like a glitter finish, AND it looked like it was dissolving my icing.

Thanks for any tips!

-Sabrina

How it came out on my cookie (see motor and exhaust tailpipes)

On my cookie

How it's advertised:

Product Image

It almost looks like theirs is airbrushed (that's the look I get with other powders when I mix about 1 part powder to 3 or 4 parts vodka or Everclear, and then airbrush the mix). You should ask them though; I'd imagine they'd tell you. My thought on your piece is that your paint was too thick, and you're seeing blobs of dust (a rougher look) as a result. I'd use a looser paint, and possibly grain alcohol if your royal icing is actually dissolving. 

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