How Do I Get The Shine Like On This Cupcake?

Decorating By disneynutbsv Updated 6 Jun 2008 , 2:16pm by GRAMMASUE

disneynutbsv Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:22pm
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I just love the classy way it looks!

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Texas_Rose Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:39pm
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To get that pearly look, paint the fondant with a mix of one of the dusts (I have gotten results just like that with the white Wilton one) and a little vodka or lemon extract.

disneynutbsv Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:44pm
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Thank you!

wgoat5 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:45pm
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If you want the look on the icing and not the flower don't spray the flower also.. will change the color completely .. I have been disappointed more than once by doing this... To get a more uniform look spray the pearl on icon_smile.gif

White pearl dust will look awesome...

if you want to use a color like blue.. there is a blue pearl dust that will enhance the blue and not turn it colors.. but it will look white in the little bottle icon_smile.gif

HTH's

GRAMMASUE Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:55pm
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You can also just brush the luster dust on dry. It works fine that way. I did these using super pearl luster dust.
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disneynutbsv Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:59pm
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Ok, so which of these would give that effect? I had purchased silver once from wilton and it just made stuff look dirty....not shiny like that...help!
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/mini.aspx?T=1&ShopId=38&CatId=534&SubCatId=1591

pinktea Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:59pm
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Grammasue ,

Those are gorgeous !!!!!

Omicake Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:59pm
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Wgoat5,
Is there a spray you can buy or you just use an airbrush?
TIA

disneynutbsv Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 2:00pm
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Grammasue those are stunning!!

wgoat5 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 2:01pm
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Sue those are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Can I ask where you got the little stands???

awolf24 Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 2:01pm
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I agree with GRAMMASUE that it looks like the lustre dust had been dusted on dry. You can use new/clean paint brushes or even a new blush brush to do that.

For a heavier painted look, mix the dust with vodka or lemon extract like Texas_Rose suggested.

It depends what look you want. You may want to do a trial of each method on some extra fondant to see what look you want to achieve. icon_smile.gif

cakecastle Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 2:13pm
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Originally Posted by wgoat5

Sue those are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Can I ask where you got the little stands???





I would almost bet they are candle holders, you know the ones you can get in a set with like three different heights.


Sue, those are absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented!

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GRAMMASUE Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 2:16pm
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Thanks everyone! I agree, try both methods to see which works the best for you. I find that the dry method is quick and easy for small areas like the cupcake.

I bought the "stands" at Michaels. They are actually candle holders and I hot-glued the stones on the bottoms to match the cupcakes.

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