i decided to make a wedding cake for my sister, and she wants her cake all shimmery. I was wondering is there a way to make all the fondant on the cake shimmery without brush marks? I don't own an airbrush, so I was wondering if there was an easy way of doing this without getting the brush strokes or uneven colouring you get when you use a brush and luster dust.
Can I just add the dust directly to the fondant?
I'd also like to know any options about this! Can anyone help?
You can brush the luster dust onto the fondant dry.
I've tried that, it still creates weird brush strokes, where some areas have more colour than others. I want a nice uniform coat of luster dust. I guess an airbrush is the only way
You can try pouncing the brush rather than stroking for a better look, but airbrush is really the best way.
Also, you can mix the dust with vodka really really thin and paint the whole cake with a bigger pastry brush. you get a few "paint brush lines" but once it all dries they are not really noticeable. Dont paint it on too thick either.
I use this can of spray often. It is amazing and so easy. It sprays on the entire cake in seconds.
can this be used on buttercream? I use a non-crusting buttercream and wonder if this spray could be used on that.
I have used it on noncrusting buttercream with no problems.
I posted the same question last week about a technique I've already used, but can't remember how I did it! (duh...)
I want to make colored fondant, say the pink in this baby blanket, shimmer without making it white which is what has been happening when I paint on pearl dust or even when I put it on dry.
Am I using the wrong stuff?
Pearl dust? luster dust?
HELP!!!! AAARRRGGHH! How did I do this?
You need to use a light hand, and a little pearl or Super Pearl dust at a time..... I use a makeup brush, dip it into the Pearl Dust, shake it off, and brush lightly onto the fondant or butter cream you want to highlight...... You will get streaks or "brush marks" if you hit moist sections, so make SURE the fondant is dry and the buttercream is crusted.....OR...... just get the Pearl Spray from Global Sugar art...it works GREAT !
PME makes a pearl luster spray just dont get to close (4 to 6inches) cover with a couple of applications to get a heavy pearl...letting it dry in between coats. Or airbrush with the pearl sheen....I love that stuff!
Here is something that I saw. I haven't tried it myself yet.
This cake decorator, rolled the fondant out first, then rubbed some shortening on the fondant. Then brushed it with lustre dust. It was really nice.
If you can try this out if you have time to experiment.
Thank goodness they made this, because I don't do this enough to warrant possibly clogging my airbrush.
Try some of the colored lustre dusts instead of pearl to maintain the color of your fondant.
That's the best suggestion ! I'll try that! Thank you so much