Airbrushing Luster/pearl Dust On Cake

Decorating By cakedesigner59 Updated 18 Apr 2009 , 12:31pm by jlynnw

cakedesigner59 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 3:50pm
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Will it affect the flavor of my buttercream if I airbrush the whole cake with an alcohol (grain alcohol, no flavor)/luster dust mix?


6 replies
Loucinda Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 5:52pm
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No, the alcohol evaporates - it doesn't affect the taste, at least none that I could tell!

Kiddiekakes Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 6:04pm
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Nope..Like Loucinda says all evaporates.

cakedesigner59 Posted 17 Apr 2009 , 11:57pm
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Thanks so much! I think it will really dress the cake up.

kettlevalleygirl Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 1:35am
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Will that plug the airbrush?? I was told not to put anything but plain colors into the airbrush.

cakedesigner59 Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 12:22pm
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Some folks report clogging problems, but I've never had any clogs doing it. You must make sure that you keep the mixture thin. I put the luster dust and alcohol in a separate squirt bottle, to keep shaking and mixing it before adding it to the airbrush.

jlynnw Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 12:31pm
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If you want to add flavor, you can use vanilla vodka. I have used lemon extract with vodka for a touch of flavor. Just plain vodka has never been a problem. cakedesigner has it right, keep shaking and it doesn't clog.

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