I am making a cake for a sweet 16 party and I was wondering how I could get the BC to have a slight shimmer or glitter all over the cake. Is there anything I can mix into the icing or sprinkle all over the cake? I don't have an airbrush, and I wanted something finer than cake sparkles/sprinkles. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
For a glitter effect it's Disco Dust all the way!!! It's not considered edible, but it's non-toxic as well, and I use it all the time. I get it at my cake supply store.
For a slight shimmer I'd use a pearl dust. It actually has a bit of glittery effect also.
I second Disoc glitter, no cake leaves me without it!
Can you mix these in with the icing or does it have to be painted on?
The disco dust just gets "sprinkled" on......I usually stick the tip of an artist brush into the dust and just "tap" the brush near the area where I want it...........if some sticks to my hand or what ever, I just blow across it towards the cake.... I LOVE THIS STUFF !! You can get it in colors, or I usually just get the RAINBOW, and it goes with everything.......I get mine at Global Sugar Art.......
Disco dust sounds like something I would go crazy with...but Im a bit concerend with the non edible part- is that a mere technicality like the dragees issue or is it really not safe to eat?
Monkess re your ? above:
It is finely curshed plastic from all I have foound about it. It's up to you if you waht to use it or not.
You can use edible (cake) glitter but put it in a small container and crush it w/a spoon or the handle of your spatula. Then I put it in a small salt shaker (w/small holes). Works so well
.......if some sticks to my hand or what ever, I just blow across it towards the cake.....
I remember yrs ago visiting another decorater @ her shop. Something needed to be brushed off - don't even remember now what/why - & when I blew it she got all over me because it your breath 1) has germs & 2) is moist so it actually seals what you were trying to clean off. I have never blown on a cake since! Always use the ab (Or invest in a cheap, simple rubber bulb type puffer.)
Monkess.....I don't worry about the "non edible" part....the tiny amount you would get by ingesting it is so incredibly minute, and I can tell you, it comes out like it goes in........I know, I know!!! TMI!!! Found this out when my daughter excitedly told me she had glittery poo.......sorry! What I'm getting at is it doesn't break down in your body. It is also sold in cake decorating supply stores so they know it's going to be used on food items, just has the "non edible" part on the label most likely for liability reasons. I think I'd worry more about using dragees than Disco Dust anyday.....but I use dragees too!
Ok! I'm getting in on this conversation! How does pixie dust differ from disco dust differ from luster dust??
Pixie dusts, disco dust, etc are all the same. Different companies just use different names for their products.
Sorry, forgot you also asked about luster dust. Luster dust adds a satiny sheen, while the disco dusts add an very intense fine glittery sparkle.
Thanks so much classiccake!!! I appreciate it!
Thanks for the info. I had heard of both the pixie and disco dusts before, but thought someone might have found a newer product. Thanks everyone!