Putting On Luster Dust????

Decorating By sheilabelle Updated 8 Mar 2009 , 6:04am by Frankyola

sheilabelle Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 9:05pm
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Whenever I try to brush on luster dust dry it sprinkles all over my cake. Is there a certain technique that I am missing? I put it on after I have all the pieces on my cake. TIA for any and all tips. icon_smile.gif

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bashini Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 9:36pm
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Hi, do you mean when you lustre dust the accents which goes on a cake? If so dust the accents first and then stick them on the cake. icon_smile.gif

sheilabelle Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:31am
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Will the dust rub off or will I leave my finger prints on the accents if I put the dust on before placing the accents on the cakes? This is why I haven't tried that before.

Molly2 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:45am
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I put luster dust on my accents before placing them on my cake I just Handel them very carefully

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tracey1970 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:50am
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Me too. I dust my stuff first (using dry dust and a cakes-only blush brush) and then put it on the cake. I don't find fingerprints or rubbing off a big problem.

bashini Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 9:19am
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Originally Posted by sheilabelle

Will the dust rub off or will I leave my finger prints on the accents if I put the dust on before placing the accents on the cakes? This is why I haven't tried that before.




When I lustre dust the accents, first I place them on a kitchen towel and then dust them. Then using a little brush turn them over and dab a little bit of water or glue on them and take it to the brush and stick them the cake. Hope it make sence.

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Ursula40 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 12:22pm
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If you lightly staem the pieces after dusting that will seal the dust, but be careful when hot, will also become soft, when you steam too much

Ursula40 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 12:24pm
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If you lightly steam the pieces after dusting that will seal the dust, but be careful when hot, will also become soft, when you steam too much

BakingGirl Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 12:52pm
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I have been meaning to ask the same question. I was making a cake yesterday, not uploaded yet, which was driving me crazy. I made all the lettering ahead of time which I painted in gold dust. Applying the letters took me forever, and because they were being fixed on a dark brown board every smudge showed up. So annoying, really pulls down the overall appearance when it smudges like that. I had never thought of steaming so that is a great idea.

jguilbeau Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 1:47pm
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Originally Posted by Ursula40

If you lightly steam the pieces after dusting that will seal the dust, but be careful when hot, will also become soft, when you steam too much




What are you using to steam them?

Ursula40 Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 2:05pm
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Usually my hot water boiler with gumpaste flowers, but I've heard of people using a steam iron, not too close and quick pass, be careful, that it doesn't drop water

Frankyola Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 6:04am
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Originally Posted by Ursula40

If you lightly staem the pieces after dusting that will seal the dust, but be careful when hot, will also become soft, when you steam too much




Totally agree with Ursula40, I use coffee kettle and it works really good!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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