Good morning my fellow CCers.
I have to create a 1st b-day and the Mom would like the cake all 'sparkly'. The issue is the desing she picked is off of a picture decorated in fondant. I explained the differences and she wants buttercream. Has anyone had success in dusting buttercream??? Can this be done? Would I be better served explaining it can't be done and just sparkle the stuffing out of the decorations?
Any help would be as always wonderful. Thanks a bunch!
You can sprinkle b'c w/edible glitter. Not knowing what the dusts are used for makes it hard to advise.
Can you post a pic of the design?
OOPS, SILLY ME It is the third cake down with the big blue bow on top. Sorry
Well edible glitter won't give the same sheen but it will bring sparkle to the cake.
You can try dusting w/a large brush (a round make-up brush) but I don't think you will get as smooth a coverage as one would on fondant.
If you have an airbrush you can mix the luster dust w/vodka, gin or such and spray it on.
If you do end up having to use glitter.... crush it very, very fine, then rub it thru a fine strainer before you put it in a salt shaker (w/small holes) and shake it all over the cake.
I expect to see a pic when you are finished
That cake has been airbrushed with Pearl sheen. I LOVE that stuff. I have the Bakery Crafts brand and it makes a beautiful finish. Do you have an airbrush or know anyone who does?
edited to add: I just read on another post that there is a product that is made by Jesters that is the Pearl Luster sheen in a spray can. Not sure where you can get it - possibly the blocked site that sells sugar - craft items??
Thanks so much for the advice. I'll keep you posted. Yes, I will post a pic. Have so many which I need to get on here, just have not done it.