Red 40Th Anniversary Cake

Decorating By SugarMama602 Updated 10 May 2008 , 3:42am by kathy164

SugarMama602 Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:05pm
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I'm making a replica of my parents-in-law's wedding cake for their 40th wedding anniversary party. Their original cake was red (so chic!) but it has a satin-like sheen to it. I'm not sure if it was buttercream or fondant, but my guess from the grainy photos is buttercream. Is there a way to make an entire buttercream cake look shimmery without hand-painting lustre dust all over it? (Mixing the dust into the buttercream before application...)

Will painting it on the whole cake even work?! Newbie here, so please forgive my lame-o questions. icon_redface.gif

I tried to add this to a different thread, but it wouldn't let me.

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:17pm
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If you are serious about decorating.... invest in an airbursh. It will save you HOURS!

Just mix the luster with alcohol. and make it thin then spray away!

Just for using luster it would be worth it, but you can do soooo much with an airbrush gun icon_smile.gif

SugarMama602 Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:19pm
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I don't have the money for that right away!! But it's something I'm definitely aiming for. icon_smile.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 9 May 2008 , 11:59pm
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I don't have one either.. hehe.

But I use to work in a cake shop... and wow. I saw some amazing stuff. Sorry I don't have any more help...

bobwonderbuns Posted 10 May 2008 , 12:03am
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Now I have an airbrush, but I've heard they sell canned sprays of the pearl luster dust and such (check Global Sugar Art). Perhaps that would help you some.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 10 May 2008 , 12:14am
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oh! I totally forgot about that.... I think its like 10 bux a can.... but for a special occasion... well worth it icon_smile.gif

SugarMama602 Posted 10 May 2008 , 3:20am
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Great idea! I'll look there.

kathy164 Posted 10 May 2008 , 3:42am
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(Just mix the luster with alcohol. and make it thin then spray away! )

When you say Alcohol, what kind do you recommend?? Thank you, Kathy

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