Superpearl To 90-Proof Ratio For Airbrushing

Decorating By 1universe Updated 29 Sep 2014 , 9:54pm by hobbist

1universe Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 5:48pm
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For all that I find about people airbrushing fondant covered cakes with superpearl, I have not been able to find the measured recipe. The actual ratio of superpearl to vodka. icon_cry.gif

I have to finish my sister's wedding cake this weekend, and the only thing missing is the pearlizing finishing touch because noone has been able to give me the "recipe".


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PinkZiab Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 6:21pm
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That's probably because there isn't a set "recipe" lol You just have to mix it so it's a very thin consistency, and you MUST keep mixing it as you refill the airbrush cup (or if you have a siphon feed, stop often and shake it) to keep the dust evenly distributed in the alcohol. Honestly, if you have a cake supply nearby you are better off buying the pre-mixed pearl airbrush liquid as no matter how well you mix dust with alcohol you are still prone to clogs. Good luck!

1universe Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 7:03pm
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU icon_biggrin.gif PinkZiab for a concise and timely response!! I didn't even know that there is a premixed formula.

Again, thank you


nicki9774 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 7:20pm
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Hi, Last week I was researching info on airbrushing with pearl dust by Wilton and I ran into this sight, tells alot about airbrushing with these different types of luster dust, pearl dust and another one. Hope this helps.


dellboi2u Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 3:58am
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I use one vial of pearl dust (this is when I want a dramatic effect... if only a shimmer I would only use half) and then fill the rest my container that attaches to my airbrusher (shot glass size) with vodka. I open up the control for how much liquid is sprayed up quite a bit and this keeps it from clogging. I also shake it up every 30 seconds or so.

icer101 Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 4:06am
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lucks makes a pearlizing airbrush color.... also americolor... bought it at the convention... nicholas lodge sells lucks.... country kitchen sells lucks... so try these out... i haven,t tried them yet... but seen them used at convention... beautiful.. beautiful... beautiful

fiddlesticks Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 5:43pm
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If anyone has a link to somewhere that sells LUCKS please post it ! Not just the store but to the item.
I have been trying to find it for a few weeks and cant. If you google Lucks and go to their site it says they only sell to a business and they redirect you to party works and they dont have it.Does anyone have a direct link to it ?Thanks much ! I have looked on Countrykitchensa and cant find it there.

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 6:00pm
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I would not use Lucks Pearl liquid as many here have used it and it was too thick and clogged their airbrushes!! Me included..I threw it out!!! Americolor just put out 3 new Sheens and one is pearl so I would buy that instead.I did is wonderful!!! I bought mine at Into the oven...

fiddlesticks Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 6:03pm
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Thanks I will check that out I was looking for green sheen.

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Aug 2008 , 6:04pm
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I think the colors are Gold,Silver and pearl..I haven't seen green or any other color.

1universe Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 8:37pm
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AI know it's been years, but thanks for all the advice. "Better late than never" my piano teacher always said.

hobbist Posted 29 Sep 2014 , 9:54pm
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I have used americolor pearls  with out any clogging . I used it straight didn't know I could dilute it . Try it on some scraps of fondant.

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