I'm making a bollywood cake, and I'd like to pipe around the fondant designs with gold icing...
I have luster dust, can I just mix it in, or is there a better way?
Usually you pipe the design with yellow or tan royal icing, then mix your luster dust with vodka and paint it onto the dried royal icing.
Try this... Mix a small amount of gold luster with vegetable oil. Paint the inside of a parchment piping bag with the gold/oil mixture before adding your regular white icing. Pipe away! Do this in small batches, otherwise the gold starts to become diluted by the icing.
I was worried that painting was the only answer. I'll try that piping bag technique.
Did this technique work for you? Thanks!