Luster Dust And Cookies

Baking By GeminiRJ Updated 27 Feb 2010 , 6:07pm by GeminiRJ

GeminiRJ Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 6:57pm
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I've got some cookies I want to do, and the design is screaming for luster dust. Problem is, I've never used the stuff! Any pointers on how to apply it to cookies iced with glace? What about colors? Is there one that is basically clear, that I can dust the entire cookie with....without affecting the colors? Hope someone can help!

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ButtacreamRose Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 8:13pm
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I've not used lustre dust ,but have shimmer dust sure they're similar.I just sprinkled it on, but next time I will brush it on.It highlighted the cookie beautifully.I've also used PME lustre spray, love that stuff. Just don't spray to closes to the cookies or they get splotchy.

Amifsud Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 8:55pm
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i just dip a dry brush in the dust and brush it on. I use the pearl color. I have also mixed it with vodka and brushed it on. HTH

bonniebakes Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 9:21pm
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Susan - were you wanting to try putting it on dry or wet?

As you know, I've never used glace, only RI... but I have used luster dust with RI on cookies. I've brushed it on dry... it's very subtle and makes it a bit sparkly/shiny. I've also painted it on (tea cup cookies) by mixing it with a little bit of vodka first.

I'm not sure if it will work the same on glace.... hope that helps some!


Bonnie

badkitty Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 9:49pm
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I love the super pearl luster dust...but I've only used it on fondant, not glace. It gives such a nice sheen to the fondant, but doesn't obscure the color if you dust it on dry with a light hand.

GeminiRJ Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 3:56am
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Thanks so much for the responses! I'll be heading out to buy some dust tomorrow. I hope the finished cookies look as good in real life as they do in my head.

Bonnie - I'll probably try it dry, but I'm thinking I'll make an extra cookie or two to try putting it on wet (didn't know if that would work with glace). Assuming everything goes according to plan, and I have time to bake tomorrow. The projects are starting to stack up!

Amifsud Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 4:05am
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GeminiRJ if it is a bit of sparkle you want I did some cookies last week with disco dust and they came out beautiful and you just sprinkle the disco dust on them while the icing is wet. I am pretty sure it will work on the glaze. Also I used the pearl color.
Annette

bonniebakes Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 1:43pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

Thanks so much for the responses! I'll be heading out to buy some dust tomorrow. I hope the finished cookies look as good in real life as they do in my head.

Bonnie - I'll probably try it dry, but I'm thinking I'll make an extra cookie or two to try putting it on wet (didn't know if that would work with glace). Assuming everything goes according to plan, and I have time to bake tomorrow. The projects are starting to stack up!




Have fun Susan! I can't wait to hear how your experimenting goes and see pictures of your cookies!

drakegore Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 2:16pm
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hi susan,
i love the PME pearl luster dust SPRAY and i have used it on glace with great results. it doesn't change the base color other than just lightning it a very small bit, it just makes it pearly. and it goes on evenly with no brush strokes. even better is that it doesn't nearly come off as easily as when it is brushed on. of course, this will be of no help if you are just lustering (is that a word?) a small area icon_smile.gif.
diane

GeminiRJ Posted 27 Feb 2010 , 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by drakegore

hi susan,
i love the PME pearl luster dust SPRAY and i have used it on glace with great results. it doesn't change the base color other than just lightning it a very small bit, it just makes it pearly. and it goes on evenly with no brush strokes. even better is that it doesn't nearly come off as easily as when it is brushed on. of course, this will be of no help if you are just lustering (is that a word?) a small area icon_smile.gif.
diane




This sound like something I'm going to have to give a try! I used to have some, actually. Hmmmmm. Maybe it's still in my cupboard? I wonder if it has a shelf life.

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