I'm a bit confused about all the dust. I did this Debbie Brown sleeping dragon cake and it called for petal dust. My local Hobby Lobby had wilton shimmer dust and luster dust. I got the colors I needed for the dragon in shimmer dust. The coins and pots look great with the luster dust, but when I tried to color the dragon it fell right off. I ended up tapping it on, but if anyone sneezed it will blow off! The instructions said to wet the fondant, but I tried a spot and it looked clumpy. Would of this been a time to buy kids chalk and use that??
If it is that wilton shimmer dust..it is usless..the luster dust mix with clear extract..such as vanilla, lemon, or almond then paint. Petal dust has no shine..just flat color HTH
Yes it was useless. Only thing I could see using it for is if you wanted to tap some on your cupcakes right after frosting so they are still sticky.
Yes...don't buy Wilton shimmer dust to replace luster dust. I have used it in a pinch to give some ribbon a little sparkle. If the fondant is a little tacky it will stick.
I hope this information will be useful for you:
You can use our Petal dust - Luster dust to your paint chocolate, gum paste flowers or fondant with.
This is how you use petal dust - luster dust. All you need to do is buy yourself some vodka and mix a little at a time in a bowl and paint your fondant or gum paste project and let dry.
To use petal dust - luster dust on chocolate just brush on dry to the desired tone you like
and use a natural painting brush or it will scratch your chocolate.
I made the same mistake picking up that Wilton shimmer dust, in a pack of 3, yellow, white, and gold or something like that. It doesn't even work for it's supposed to do. Very disappointed in yet another Wilton product!!!