Mixing Luster Dust & Royal Icing???

Decorating By noosie Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 4:44pm by MikeRowesHunny

noosie Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 1:16pm
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Has anyone ever mixed luster dust with royal icing. I would like to do some gold ornate piping unto a cake. In the past I would just pipe on white RI than brush over it with luster dust dilute with vodka. I never really get that clean uniform look though. Any suggestions on how to get a uniform shimmery gold color to use for piping?? icon_confused.gificon_confused.gificon_confused.gif


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Sugarflowers Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 2:24pm
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I would like to see if anyone has a good idea for this as well. When I have tried to mix luster dust with royal all I got was an odd color with no luster. It also took a large amount to even get any color.

Thanks for posting the question.


SugarBakerz Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 2:26pm
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you ladies read my mind, I was thinking of this last night for some gold work I have to do... hopefully someone will chime in for us!

noosie Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 4:19pm
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I just came across this site. Click on the video link to see how she uses luster dust.


Normally I put the vodka right into the dust. I wonder if this way will make it more uniform???

1nanette Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 4:29pm
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I mix Luster Dust with piping gel when I need to pipe shimmer. You just add the dust until you achieve the tone you want. It can take a lot of dust sometimes.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 4:44pm
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The trick is to start with your RI/fondant coloured to a similar colour as your mettalic lustre - so golden yellow for gold, grey for silver etc, then when you paint with lustre it gives it a much more even look.

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