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?
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
We're happy to help you!
Hi and welcome to CC, AuntieE.
Decoding CC acronyms:
Everything you ever wanted to know about the various dusts:
Thank You JanH! This is so helpful and I know other newbies will appreciate it as well.
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
AuntieE and Elise87, you're both very welcome.