I am a newbie to the whole cake decorating thing and really new to fondant. Should I wait until the fondant is dry to add luster dust or do it while it is still soft? Also, any tips for using luster dust on the entire cake? 12" x 12" approx.? I want a metalic look and am not sure any other way to do it. Thx!
You can put the luster dust on right away or when the fondant dries, I haven't noticed much difference in the results. For dusting all over the cake, you can use a large brush like a makeup brush for blush, and dust it all over. That will give it a shimmery metallic effect. If you want it really metallic looking you can mix the dust with a little clear extract (not water) and use it like paint. Try it on a scrap before you start on the whole cake to see what I mean. Or there are luster dust colorings you can get for using with an airbrush, if you have one. Good luck!
Thank you, so much I was beginning to think I bit off more than I could chew!