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??
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.
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!
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.
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.