What Liquid Works Best With Silver And Gold Highlighter?

Decorating By sadsmile Updated 23 Feb 2009 , 9:21pm by DianeLM

sadsmile Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 2:32pm
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I want to apply at smooth layer of highlighter. I have the powdered highlighters. What liquid works best to get fine results? I have tried flavorings, and vanilla and I can't get a strong, thick smooth unblemished coat. I tried applying a second coat and it just smudges up the first coat. Are there any tips you could share. I am trying to paint over royal icing piped on after hardened and I am desperate to get good results.

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DianeLM Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 2:46pm
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i use highlighter dusts A LOT.

My preference is grain alcohol (Everclear). If you can't get that, then vodka is a very close second.

brincess_b Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 2:47pm
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have you tried vodka? its what i use with lustre dust.
xx

OhMyGanache Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 2:56pm
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I have seen vegetable oil suggested, but I haven't tried it yet.

sadsmile Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 3:26pm
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DianeLM is that what you used on your Whimsy black and gold cake. Becaue that rich bright color is what I am looking for.

DianeLM Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 8:55pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

DianeLM is that what you used on your Whimsy black and gold cake. Becaue that rich bright color is what I am looking for.




Yes. For most projects I mix the highlighter dust with Everclear. For other effects I mix it with confectioners glaze or cocoa butter.

sadsmile Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:06pm
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Thank you darling!!!! Muah! (you've been kissed by the pink pig)

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Originally Posted by DianeLM

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Originally Posted by sadsmile

DianeLM is that what you used on your Whimsy black and gold cake. Becaue that rich bright color is what I am looking for.



Yes. For most projects I mix the highlighter dust with Everclear. For other effects I mix it with confectioners glaze or cocoa butter.


DianeLM Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:21pm
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Thank you darling!!!! Muah! (you've been kissed by the pink pig)




Gosh, if I'd known it would be that easy to get kissed, I'd have posted sooner!

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