jessieb578 Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:15am
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I need silver fondant also, but don't have access to Luster Dust - so I bought Wilton Shimmer Dust thinking it would do the same thing, but found that is SO NOT true! When I tried to paint with it, it got goopy and I think it won't work well with my fondant by just dusting it on - will it stay on??

Does anyone know how to use the Wilton Shimmer Dust to make fondant silver or should I travel an hour to buy it?? I need it for a cake in a week!!

Thanks!!

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missyek Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:48am
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To apply shimmer dust to fondant, just sprtiz the area where you need the dust with a little bit of water and then sprinkle the dust on. That is all you can do--yeah, it does not mix with alcohol and extracts like luster dust. If you can, I would suggest driving the hour to get the real deal--I think you may be disappointed with the shimmer dust.

czyadgrl Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 3:06am
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Seems like this is the week for Shimmer Dust!

I posted a very similar question earlier, here's the thread:

Drive for the real luster dust! It's worth it!

Good luck!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=54717&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

mqguffey Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 4:28am
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Get in the car, girl. Lustre dust is awesome. While you're out, get a mini-bottle of Smirnoff 100, which is a 100 proof vodka (most others are 80 proof.) Everclear (grain alcohol) is better but I haven't been able to find a mini-bottle. Mix drops at a time with the dust, then paint away. The alcohol evaporates, leaves no taste. People also use lemon extract, which also has a high alcohol content.

There's a site, cakedeco.com, that has a starter kit with 12 colors for $24. (It's $2.50 to $3.50 in the stores. It's a TEENY bottle, but it goes a long way.)

Cakedeco does require a $50 minimun order, but there are lots of other sites out there too.

springlakecake Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 1:03pm
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Personally I would try and order the luster dust now and hope it arrives in time. I have put orders into cakesbysam and countrykitchens and received my order the very next day. After you order I would get in the car and take the shimmer dust back to the store and get your money back.

bethola Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 1:21pm
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Originally Posted by jessieb578

I need silver fondant also, but don't have access to Luster Dust - so I bought Wilton Shimmer Dust thinking it would do the same thing, but found that is SO NOT true! When I tried to paint with it, it got goopy and I think it won't work well with my fondant by just dusting it on - will it stay on??

Does anyone know how to use the Wilton Shimmer Dust to make fondant silver or should I travel an hour to buy it?? I need it for a cake in a week!!

Thanks!!




TRAVEL!!

Beth in KY

jessieb578 Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:17pm
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Oh boy....looks like I'm hopping in the car tonight, lol!! I want this cake to be great, it's my first paid cake so I'm so excited and have high expectations! No mistakes!!!

Thanks everyone....I'm definitely going to see if I can order it online or hop in the car with my Christmas music and go!

I'll post my cake when I'm done! Wish me luck!

mqguffey Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 2:37pm
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Must haves, in my opinion: Nu Silver, Super Gold, Super Pearl.

springlakecake Posted 11 Dec 2006 , 4:39pm
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those are the same ones I bought! I especially like the pearl

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