Ok, so I tried to use Wilton's silver pearl dust on cornflower blue fondant this afternoon, and something's not right. First I tried dusting it on dry with a blushtype brush, but none of it stayed on the fondat, it just flew all over. So I read somewhere in the forums here that I could mist the cake lightly with water, then try to dust it on like I was, but now it looks wet and sticky and the pearl dust is all chunky and weird. So can I salvage this?? Or should I just give up and start over? Though I would hate to do that because this cake is for Sunday and I'm going to be gone a majority of the day tomorrow.
You do have a mess, huh... sorry bout that First, I would take some vodka or everclear, if you can get it, and a soft flat art brush, and go over the cake and see if you can remove the clumps and dust off the cake.. Clean it up, so to speak. If that works, go to a cake shop and get some good pearl dust, mix it with some vodka, and paint the whole cake(I am assuming that you do not have an airbrush??).... I don't have any other advice.. good luck! Maybe someone else might have an idea too..
Lol... been there done that! Okay, something similar happened to me. Try this... try taking a clean brush wet with water... and brush the luster dust until the chunks go away...(keep your brush wet and clean) it will still have the shimmer Let it dry (will take awhile) and then when it is dry, go back over it with dry dust. Do you happen to have an airbrusher?
I'll try and see if I can get this cleaned up. I asked for an airbrush kit for Christmas, so we'll see what happens tomorrow Atleast I haven't put the bow on yet, so even if I do have to pull the fondant off and start over, I can still use it.
Yikes....sorry that happened. I don't have a solution but just wanted to say that I tried it to....That Wilton pearl dust is the pits. I get the Luster dust from our local cake decorating store. No more Wilton.
I got it in my stocking, along with gold and pearl... oh well,now I know and next time I'll stick with good luster dust. Now I'm off to deal with this catastrophy. Ugh, This was totally supposed to be just a simple square present cake.
My idea was the vodka too....good luck!
Well, I got the chucks cleaned up with just a wet brush, but it still looks wet and shiny. I guess I can deal with it and just do the same to the bow that goes on it so it looks like it was supposed to be that way lol.
A coat of dry luster dust should take the "wet" look away a bit
Ditto what dellboi2u