What is the best way to apply an all over pearl dust for sheen on decorated sugar cookies? I did crown cookies.....very large (5-6"). I decorated them with white on white and wanted to give them an all over pearl wash. I made a pretty watery solution with vodka and the dust and painted on with a small decorator's brush. It worked kinda........some of the detail work got too wet in the process and was kind of washed away. Should I have used a larger brush? Is there a better techniqu to use? Thanks ahead of time for any advice.
Others might have better ideas, but I always just dry brush the pearl dust onto the decorated cookies and it always works great. I just pour my left over dust back into the bottle.
Does it stick well enough when you dry dust it on? I am using royal icing. Once it's dry, it diesn't seem sticky at all.
The dry dust will stick, no problem. It really just depends what look you are going for.
I like using a large blush style brush and dusting the cookies. It eliminates the watery gooey mess that can happen with vodka and eliminates brush stroke stripes. HTH
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try it this way next time.