I have bought disco dust, and it looks a lot like glitter to me...I can't seem to figure out how to paint it on like you see on ruby slippers, that solid glitter look. How is this achieved? Please respond )
Use thinned out piping gel (thin it with water.) Brush on lightly and sprinkle the disco dust on then shake off.
Oh! Thank you! I actually did a fish cake for my husband, and I painted it with piping gel to make it look wet....I did notice, however, that the piping gel remained sticky even a day later? Will that stuff ever dry?
ha ha ha! Probably someday but yes, it stays sticky for a while. It likes to remain tacky for a long, long time. Plus with the Disco Dust on top of it, that helps it not be sticky.
Well thank you Bobwonderbuns )
I will try that next time! Any ideas on how to get fondant to look "wet" without the gel? I read that you can spray Pam on it and brush it in, and that it looks very good, but haven't tried that yet.
You could try rubbing a little crisco (solid) over the surface. Or use a steamer to lightly steam the surface.
I have done the ruby slippers several times now - what I do is just use the airbrush colors - paint it on with a brush, then (while still wet) sprinkle the disco dust on - (I do this over a paper plate so I can "bend" the plate and put the un used disco dust back in the container) It dries nicely, doesn't stay tacky at all like the piping gel does.
That is a great tip too! Thank you!
I just did a tiara this weekend with the rainbow disco dust. I used almond extract to wet the surface, brushed it with the disco dust, then held it over a little bit of steam to set (used a small pot of boiling water). Worked wonderfully, it wasn't sticky and the dust stayed put.