I've never used the wilton gold luster dust before and I am make a Bible cake with gold accents for my church....I was just wondering for this with experience using it is there anyhting I should know before I start? Any tips or tricks? Or hey, do I just sprinkle it on!
Thanks so much for helping me out...I'm learning, but I'll get there!
Adding the dust to a little clear alchohol, like vodka or everclear, works really well. Then you can paint it on. That is what I did with the crown on my princess cake in my pics. Some people say you can use lemon juice or clear vanilla, but I think the vodka dries quicker and leaves less streaks.
Oh yeah - I used the Wilton gold dust too - it's not as potent as some of the other brands of luster dust, so to get a really good gold color I started with yellow/gold fondant and had to do quite a few coats of the gold to get good coverage.
I've used it a few times, and mixed it with vodka. I did find that you need to add more vodka to the lustre dust than you do to the regular gel colours.
What I do is pour some rum or vodka into the cap of the alcohol bottle. I don't have steady hands so this works best for me. Then I try to pour 1-2 drops of the alcohol into the cover of the dust. We use luster dust. Then I take the paint brush and dip it into the luster and then swirl it into the alcohol. I add as much dust as I need until I've got paint. If you end up using the entire capful, add more alcohol and/or dust.
I usually leave the cover off the dust until it evaporates before recovering the container.
I love your method Sweet_Guys
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