Gold Lustre Dust Painted Vs. Airbrush.... Question

Decorating By Jopalis Updated 1 May 2011 , 1:08pm by Kiddiekakes

Jopalis Posted 16 Feb 2007 , 9:47pm
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Sometimes I think painting with lustre dust looks streaky. How can I avoid this or is it possible to airbrush a light gold metallic color over fondant & candy melts? I didn't see metallic gold in airbrush colors. Can someone help?

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jstritt Posted 16 Feb 2007 , 9:50pm
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I always mix my luster dust with vodka, put in in my airbrush, and spray it that way. It always works out great! I have done this on fondant, candy melts, and buttercream.

Jopalis Posted 16 Feb 2007 , 11:06pm
post #3 of 7 I thought it had to be airbrush paint or it clogged up.... I will try that. I am afraid using a brush will be streaky. I just want a light coating of metallic gold over green candymelt items and one fondant item.

cakesbyallison Posted 16 Feb 2007 , 11:10pm
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You really need to get the consistancy right, or it will clog. I did a Saints helmet in fondant (in my gallery), and airbrushed it all gold... It took a few times to get it right (it kept clogging), it only takes a little powder, and a lot of alcohol. Once you get it though - it's GREAT!

Jopalis Posted 16 Feb 2007 , 11:12pm
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That was my next question. I will only be doing a 4" shamrock cake covered in fondant and a few little shamrock candy melts. Is there any way to know the ratio of dust to alcohol? Is there a minimum amt the bottle of sprayer will only take.... how little.... only need a little done.

dianagom Posted 1 May 2011 , 12:49pm
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I'm having problems airbrushing candy melts it turns into dots. What can I be doing wrong? Also what can I use to dissolve the americolor sheer paint ?

Kiddiekakes Posted 1 May 2011 , 1:08pm
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dianagom..You need to buy a cocoa based chocolate spray in order for the beads to not show on chocolate.I think they sell the cocoa based products on many online specialty chocolate sites.

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