Using Pearl Dust And Luster Dust.

Decorating By AuntieE Updated 4 May 2009 , 3:16am by JanH

AuntieE Posted 3 May 2009 , 2:54pm
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I'm a long time scratch baker but I am only now venturing out to learn new techniques (self teaching in progress). I bake for friends and family only and I don't use a spray gun, though sounds like fun. Can you give me some hints on how to use the dusts if I use mostly bc? I assume they are edible?

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JenniferMI Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:03pm
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Welcome to CC!

You can put pearl dust (dry brushed) on anything you want to add a little sparkle to. It's one of my favorites icon_smile.gif

Jen icon_smile.gif

Anntee Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:09pm
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Just wanted to say hello and welcome to cc. We have similar 'monikers.' ! Pearl dust is fun to use on almost anything you want to have a sheen, just as Jennifer said. icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:12pm
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AuntieE, if you look in my pix, you will see I do a lot with luster dust. In the Fall calla lily cake I brushed it on and steamed it for a glaze; in the gold monogrammed cake I gilded with it, and in the chocolate heart cake I drydusted buttercream with it. Those are just a few examples of what you can do with this stuff! icon_biggrin.gif

JenniferMI Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:52pm
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You also can mix luster dust or pearl dust with vodka or lemon extract (to the consistency of maple syrup) and paint with it. Gives a whole new look.

Jen icon_smile.gif

AuntieE Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:52pm
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Thanks for tips! I love CC and I love looking at all the wonderful cakes from such a talented group of people! I'm so glad I found this site.

JenniferMI Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:55pm
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We're happy to help you!

Jen icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 4 May 2009 , 2:49am
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Hi and welcome to CC, AuntieE. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

Everything you ever wanted to know about the various dusts:


AuntieE Posted 4 May 2009 , 2:54am
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Thank You JanH! This is so helpful and I know other newbies will appreciate it as well.

Elise87 Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:01am
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I have been here a little less than 2 months and it took me a little while to understand a lot of the acronyms and i am still trying to figure out the odd one here and there so thanks heaps for the link JanH! that is very helpful lol icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 4 May 2009 , 3:16am
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AuntieE and Elise87, you're both very welcome. icon_biggrin.gif

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