How Do I Get "shimmery" Bc?

Decorating By jlo6024 Updated 31 Oct 2007 , 12:41am by Kiddiekakes

jlo6024 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 11:58pm
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I want to ice a Christmas cake in "shimmery" white icing. Can I actually add dust to the BC and then ice, or ice, then sprinkle dust???? Not using MMF, etc. Thanks for your help to this seemingly simple question!

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BakingGirl Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 12:07am
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I would think the dust would get "lost" if it was mixed into the icing. Probably better to dust the finished cake. If you just need an overall shimmer I would think dipping a soft paintbrush in the dust and blowing it all over the cake would do the trick.

TooMuchCake Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 12:20am
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You can airbrush the luster dust onto the icing once it's on the cake. Mix it with a little bit of lemon extract or Everclear so that it goes through the airbrush.


jlo6024 Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 12:35am
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No airbrush...yet. I'll give the paintbrush trick a try. Thanks for your help!!!

Kiddiekakes Posted 31 Oct 2007 , 12:41am
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I have Pearl liquid for my airbrush.I use that to give my BC a pearly look.

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