hii everyone....i have 2 of wiltons pearl dust shades and few other lustre dust dhades....can anyone tell me how to use them to give that perly shine i see in photos here. Whenevr i've tried it by mixing w/ lemon extract...there's no shine or anything. thanks.
I too have been wondering how to do this. How do you paint it on where it looks like you piped it gold or silver? I've heard of mixing it with vodka and brushing it on, but wouldn't that be an issue with the alcohol and kids eating the cake?
The alcohol evaporates and is not an issue. However, I haven't been able to "paint" with the luster dusts and get that look either. I've tried using lemon extract since we don't have vodka and mine never even thins enough to paint. It's kind of clumpy...hmm. Hope someone can help with this!
I have been wondering the SAME THING! I asked another CC member about it, and she said to mix the dust with vodka. I guess that's the way to go! I have previously done it with silver lustre dust and clear vanilla extract. It gets silver and definitely has a shine, but it doesn't "POP" like I've seen on other cakes. I know that on Ace of Cakes they use airbrush paint with a paintbrush, but I don't know where to get it.
thanks everyone for ur answers...we also dont have vodka here and i've used it w/ lemon extract. Also, the top line got mixed up..i wantd to write i have perl dust and some other shades of lustre dust....dont know how to use either!!!
To get the big shimmer, you use super pearl dust and with out the extract. Paint what you want and then go over with pearl dust.
Oh I love the stuff.. I could roll around in it LOL
Anyways... I use EverClear... its a very HIGH grain alcohol... it evaporates sooo quickly that there isn't even a trace of it after about 3 minutes...
You mix it like this...
3 parts alcohol to 1 part luster dust... to give it a pearly shine add a part of pearl.. if you need it thicker add less liquid...
Once you get the hang of it you won't ever wanna do anything without it!!
I also LOVE pixie dust.. yep addicted to the dusts I am LOL
I just use a dry brush and brush it on
I just use it dry, just like painting, it sparkles, and shines.
I have noticed that the Wilton dusts are not as good quality or as easy to use as the better ones like CK Products. Wilton tends to clump. The Super Pearl Dust is the way to go!
To get a "silver" effect on something like metal.. you almost have to paint it on...mixed with superpearl dust
Thanks a lot! Everybody's post has helped.