Luster Dust With Buttercream???

Decorating By Crystal74 Updated 8 Aug 2008 , 1:38pm by jules1719

Crystal74 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 3:09am
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Can I mix pearl luster dust with vanilla and add to my buttercream to give it a shiny appearance?


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dandelion56602 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 3:48am
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I wouldn't do it for the entire cake---it will get old quick! I mix mine w/ vodka. You'll need something w/ a high alcohol %

littlecake Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 5:13am
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you can't mix it in the has to go on the surface.

i use lucks pearl spray with an airbrush for works great!

indydebi Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 11:55am
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Originally Posted by littlecake

you can't mix it in the has to go on the surface.

Not true.

Ironically, I have a cake sitting on my counter ready for delivery later today that has silver scrolls on it. I mixed the dust with vodka, then just mixed it in with my BC. It's not "shiny" .... but it's silver.

Here's the recipe from CC that tells you how to do this. I never use piping gel, though .... just mix it with my BC.

littlecake Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:46pm
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how cool, as stingy as i am with my dusts, 2 tsp seems like a lot....i need to order some more and try this.

jules1719 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 1:38pm
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You can mix lustre with buttercream. It will only color the buttercream if the lustre has color in it, and WILL NOT make it shiny. (You can use it to color fondant also, but given the cost, you wouldn't want to use it to color anything)

You can, however, airbrush lustre onto a buttercream cake, or if you are quick and it's a low humidity day, paint it onto a buttercream finish that has been frozen for 15 - 20 minutes first to set the coating.

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