Can You Use Champagne

Decorating By ayerim979 Updated 31 May 2009 , 5:31pm by karateka

ayerim979 Posted 28 May 2009 , 10:31pm
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Can you use champaigne to add the luster dust to your cake?

I dont have Vodka and I have hardly any clear vanilla. I dont wanna run to the store with my 2 year old and my 4 month old just to buy that, its usually a mission lol!!!

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karateka Posted 29 May 2009 , 11:18am
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I suppose you could....but most champagne is colored and might affect the final color of your dust. It's also the more expensive way to go! icon_lol.gif

Any clear alcohol will work. Got gin? White rum?

Rylan Posted 31 May 2009 , 11:53am
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Do you think that the alcohol content would also matter?

karateka Posted 31 May 2009 , 12:44pm
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The alcohol evaporates more quickly than water, which makes it nice to work with. The layers of paint dry quicker, and the fondant surface doesn't get sticky, or at least AS sticky. You could use water, if you had nothing. But it would take longer to dry and you'd have to be careful about slapping too much on at once so it didn't drip and run or sit there and absorb into your fondant and make it soggy or sticky.

Rylan Posted 31 May 2009 , 12:50pm
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I know what you mean karateka but does champagne have as much alcohol as vodka? Because if it is less, then wouldn't it turn sticky?

karateka Posted 31 May 2009 , 12:54pm
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No, champagne does not have as much alcohol. If you were having to do a big area or a lot of layers, then it could get sticky on you. That's why you would have to take a lot longer to accomplish the job. Let it dry thoroughly between coats or after doing the area. Without the alcohol to evaporate much more quickly, evaporation of the water takes longer.

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 31 May 2009 , 1:13pm
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go bug a neighbor, nothing makes a great impression like a mother with a baby on the hip asking for a cup of vodka. icon_smile.gif

Rylan Posted 31 May 2009 , 4:21pm
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Thanks Karateka for clearing that up =]

traci Posted 31 May 2009 , 4:29pm
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Maybe lemon extract might work. I have used it to paint on fondant pieces and it worked fine.

Juds2323 Posted 31 May 2009 , 4:39pm
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I've used clear vanilla to paint with.



karateka Posted 31 May 2009 , 5:31pm
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Yep, anything with high alcohol will work. You should make sure it is colorless, or it will change the color of the paint. I use lemon extract and vodka the most.

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