Help! Sparkle(Dust) On The Sides Of A Cake

Decorating By cakeaddictunite Updated 22 Mar 2010 , 8:38pm by KHalstead

cakeaddictunite Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:48pm
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I was wondering how would I put sparkle(dust,glitter) on the sides of a cake? I tried one this past weekend and it was a PITA!!!! icon_redface.gif

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KHalstead Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 5:49pm
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I put some of the glitter on a sheet of paper and use my airbrush to spray a fine mist of water (just put a little water in your airbrush), then use the airbrush again to blow just dry air across the paper and blows the glitter onto the sides of the cake.(works well with disco/pixie dust)

Or if you have a really good crusted icing you can use a blush brush to dry dust it onto the sides of the cake (works well with luster dust)

HTH

cakeaddictunite Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 6:54pm
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Thanks KHalstead I was wondering if that would work! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Loucinda Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 7:30pm
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I airbrushed the cake a little at a time with vodka, and put some of the sparkle dust on a paper plate, and then I gently "blew" on the plate while it was close to the cake - worked fine.

cakeaddictunite Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 8:33pm
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Might have to break down and buy an airbrush.

KHalstead Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 8:38pm
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if your icing isn't crusted yet it should stick fine without having to airbrush anything on the cake

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