How Do I Make A Cake Sparkle?

Decorating By jewlsjahl Updated 21 Dec 2008 , 10:08pm by gales

jewlsjahl Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:27pm
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Someone wants me to make their cake "sparkly" and "glittery".

What is the difference between shimmer dust, pearl dust and a ll the other edible dusts out there and how do you apply them to fondant??

Please help!

5 replies
leah_s Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:35pm
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I use ultra white sparkle dust frequently and just dry brush it onto fresh fondant.

kandu001 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:37pm
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You could also use the dusts to "paint" your cake. Mix the dust with either a clear extract or vodka.

To make your cake "glittery" you could use edible glitter.

icer101 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:41pm
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you can airbrush with the americolor shimmering pearl...the lucks shimmering pearl.... or the can of pme shimmering pearl

Malakin Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:50pm
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If you want real BLINGE, I use disco dust. Luv the way it looks. Easy blown on with bulb syringe or sprinkled. I also like lustre dust if just a shimmer is needed. Peggy Porchen uses a lot of disco dust or she calls it edible glitter to her work. http://www.peggyporschen.com See if this is what you are looking for.

gales Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 10:08pm
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Disco dust is now considered a no no. It is classed as non toxic, but not edible and should be removed from the cake prior to eating it

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