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Metallic Aerosols from Chef-master
add a touch of pizazz without a lot of muss, fuss or cleanup.
"It was specifically designed so
that you don't have to use an air-brush," says Dave Hibbs, director of
business development.Chefmaster's 2-oz. aerosol cans come in gold, silver
and pearl colors. Bakers ranging from chefs to at home bakers have found
the aerosols to be an easy way to upscale their products. The product
works better on a darker substrate, so Hibbs suggests using it on
a chocolate-fondant cake as opposed to a white-fondant cake.
If you use the gold color on a white
cake, for instance, the color will look more like a pearl finish instead
To use, remember that "with this
product, less is better," says Hibbs. "More is not good."
If the aerosol is applied with a
heavy hand, the shimmer will not be as apparent. The product was designed
for use as a mist.
The aerosols are a food-grade,FDA-approved
product that is safe for consumption. The color washes away with water.
The cans should be shaken be-fore
use. There is an agitator in the bottom of each aerosol can to ensure proper
There are a range of uses for the
Add metallic pigment to the top and
sides of marble cheesecake for a show-stopping dessert offering.
Use a silver or pearl spray to boost
the sparkle on wedding cakes and special occasion cakes.
Spray onto a cake covered with chocolate
fondant for maximum sparkle and color.
Use the gold spray to deco-rate croissants
during the holidays.
Try gold aerosol on top of cherry pie
to give a gold sheen to the filling with the cherries.
Spray gold on cinnamon buns for an expensive-looking
but quick product upscale.
For cake decorators who prefer to
use an airbrush, Sugarcraft offers 2- and 9-oz.
containers of metallic pigment.
The colors are designed for use
with an airbrush gun and require agitation before use to stop any clogging
of the tip, since the product is a dispersion of color, not soluble dyes.