I was wondering how people were making cake accents (bows, flowers, leaves, etc) and sometimes the whole cake shimmery. I have the Wilton shimmers but have only tried using them once to brush on the tips of the fantasy flower when I was taking course 4. I haven't used them again because it didn't look the way I wanted.
How are you ladies getting them so totally shimmery? Are you using a special product? How are you applying it? Any advice would be great. With the holidays coming up I would love to try more with silvers and shiny reds/greens.
You need luster dusts Some use disco dust but from all I have read it is finely ground pieces of plastic
Thanks! So to apply it do you brush it on after you have completed the accent/cake or do you mix it into the fondant/gum paste?
Do not mix it in! Definately dry brush it on after the piece is done and ready to place on the cake.
If you do not have a cake supply store around you or want to play around before order, you can get Wilton Pearl dusts. They come in 8 different colors (I think) and are FDA approved.
what do you use to apply it? do you have to make it wet?
Pearl dusts and Luster dusts have the best "shine" and go on the smoothest (both dry and mixed with vodka).
I actually prefer to dry brush it on with one of those cheap sponge brushes. But in many cases I have to paint it on by mixing it with vodka because I need to put it on an isolated area. If I dry-brushed it the excess would fall on part of the cake I don't want it.
Sparkle dusts, disco dusts and glitter dusts and more coarse and are probably meant to be sprinkled on a moist surface. (Perhaps brush the surface with lemon extract and then sprinkle it on).