Is Shiny Buttercream Possible???

Decorating By liapsim Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 1:27am by drakegore

liapsim Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:18pm
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I wanted to find out if I could mix luster dust or something into the buttercream to make it shimmery? Or is there something else I can do? The whole cake needs to be done this way....thanks!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:21pm
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I have never heard of lustre dust used to make BC shiny..I blow disco dust on my BC after I am done the cake! Also usung a BC like IMBC OR SMBC has shininess to it!Kinda glossy!

indydebi Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:26pm
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Not by mixing it in. I used the PME sprays .... pearl ..... on BC'd cakes and it adds a great shimmer look.

sweetcravings Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:29pm
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Ya I don't think adding it to the buttercream will work. I use a crusting buttercream and once crusted i will often apply edible glitter by just crushing it finely in my hands and kinda letting it fall on the cake. It makes a nice glitter on the cake.

butternut Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Not by mixing it in. I used the PME sprays .... pearl ..... on BC'd cakes and it adds a great shimmer look.



Have to agree with endydebi. The PME pearl spray is absolutely wonderful. It will without a doubt give you a beautiful lustrous shimmer
on buttercream.

indydebi Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:39pm
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butternut, the PME sprays are a little pricey, but oh my gosh, SO-O-O-O worth every penny!

solascakes Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:43pm
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I always use the disco dusts,but i think the PME sprays will also work.And if my buttercream has crusted i spray with like water mist first so that it sticks.

sweetiesbykim Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 10:51pm
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Like the others, I also use the PME pearl spray. About $12 per can, but you hardly need any on a completed cake. I use a light touch on the nozzle and quick sweeps. Lasts for a long time this way, and gives you the perfect shiny, pearled finish you are looking for!

liapsim Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:03pm
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Thanks so much for the information1

drakegore Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 12:54am
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hi!

when you use the PME pearl spray, do you spray it over the entire cake or just on flowers or specific decoration? can you use in on a non-crusting bc like SMBC?

i love thanh thanh cakes and i read she uses pearl dust in her airbrush. will the PME spray give a similar feel? that would be nice lol, as it would save me the cost of an airbrush icon_rolleyes.gif

diane

indydebi Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:24am
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Originally Posted by drakegore

hi!

when you use the PME pearl spray, do you spray it over the entire cake or just on flowers or specific decoration?



Both.

drakegore Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:27am
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i just bought a can! gawd, i love the internet icon_biggrin.gif

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