Lustre Spray Pearl By Pme

Decorating By hamie Updated 18 Mar 2014 , 12:16am by Joybox cakes

hamie Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:22am
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Does anyone know how large a cake a can of Lustre Spray Pearl by PME
will cover?

Anyone used it? Any reviews?

TIA
Hamie

16 replies
lh Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:37am
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if you do a light spray all over, a whole can will cover 3 tiers (12, 10, and 8 inches in diameter, 4 inches tall)

artscallion Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:38am
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Be careful with it! It's a powerful little can. Test it on a piece of paper first and definitely do it outside.

I can't tell you how much cake it will cover because after testing it I never ended up using it. It's more silvery than pearl and it gives a rather harsh uneven finish in my opinion. I was looking for more of a shimmery, all over finish, like you can get with pearl dust, but stronger. This wasn't it. But test it and see for yourself if it's what you want.

Relznik Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:41am
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It's fabulous stuff!

Take a look at my photos... there are quite a few that have a pearly sheen to them - all thanks to the PME pearly lustre spray! My latest cake is the Barbie Fairytopia one, which had a light spray over it!

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Cakeonista Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:42am
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Have been wanting to try this also so can't wait to see what everyone has to say.

Cakeonista Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:45am
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Relznik your cakes are wonderful. Did you use this spray on your pink and gold asian cake also? I loved the shimmery finish on the fairy doll, beautiful. ANy tips that I need to know?

Relznik Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:50am
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Originally Posted by Cakeonista

ANy tips that I need to know?




Don't hold the can too near. Like most things like this... build up layers gradually. icon_smile.gif

Cakeonista Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:53am
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Can't wait to try, thanks.

cheeseball Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:23am
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Relznik, I appreciate the enthusiastic review icon_lol.gif (it does look good on your Barbie cake thumbs_up.gif ) but you didn't say how quickly you go through a can of the stuff. Oh, I almost forgot - have you used it on buttercream?

lh Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:45am
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it's not silvery if you spray it further away(like 6 inches). you do have to have a light hand with it. the trick is to keep the can moving or you will have an uneven finish. i always do a light layer and do more layers if i want a stronger shimmery effect(3 of my cakes are completely covered in shimmer). i recommend doing it outside, if you do it inside everything will be covered in a layer of shimmer. the spray also works on buttercream. like i said before, 1 can will cover 3 tiers (12, 10, 8 in rounds, 4 inches tall) if you want a light layer of shimmer

Relznik Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 8:12am
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Originally Posted by cheeseball

.. but you didn't say how quickly you go through a can of the stuff. Oh, I almost forgot - have you used it on buttercream?




Sorry.

As a previous poster said, you should get an average sized 3 tier cake out of it if you don't go berserk with it! There'll definitely be enough to notice it's there on the 3 tiers.

I've never worked with buttercream, so I don't know about that.

Suzanne x

rainbow_kisses Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:47pm
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I have used it on quite a few cakes and love it to give many effects from light shimmer like on a few of my christmas cakes to a mirror effect like on my make up case cake.
I have had my can a while and have used it on atleast 6 whole 9" round cakes and many smaller pieces.

ttehan4 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:25pm
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If you have an airbrush you can buy the pearl airbrush color. I guess it wouldnt be considered a color, because it is just pearl. Thats what I use and it goes on evenly and you get the same effect. I bought a large bottle at my cake supplier. It was 16.00, I have sprayed about 5 - 4 tier cakes with it and it hardly looks like Ive used any.

momba5 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 2:54pm
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I love the pearl spray. I know there is a difference in brands. I used the spray on a 5 tier cake (I'm sorry, I can't remember the brand I used). Each tier was a different color and I used 4 cans. The spray does soften and mute the colors a bit, so I made each tier a little brighter color to compensate for the slight color change. If you are doing white icing, it probably would not be as noticible, so you wouldn't need to use as much. It is kind of expensive because each can was around $12.00. It is good advise to spray outside, because it gets everywhere!

Relznik Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:06pm
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Originally Posted by momba5

I love the pearl spray. I know there is a difference in brands. I used the spray on a 5 tier cake (I'm sorry, I can't remember the brand I used). Each tier was a different color and I used 4 cans. The spray does soften and mute the colors a bit, so I made each tier a little brighter color to compensate for the slight color change. If you are doing white icing, it probably would not be as noticible, so you wouldn't need to use as much. It is kind of expensive because each can was around $12.00. It is good advise to spray outside, because it gets everywhere!




It's not the cheapest product... we pay £5.95 GBP

Renaejrk Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 3:09pm
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If you like to use this a lot, I would suggest investing in an airbrush - like ttehan4 said - the bottle is around 16 bucks and will last forever! By the time you buy can after can after can, you will almost pay for your airbrush!

Joybox cakes Posted 18 Mar 2014 , 12:16am
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the Pearl spray in Langley BC  scoop  n save store  is $22.00  .

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