How Do You Apply Disco Dust?

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 12:48pm
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I've never used it before... how do you apply disco dust to gumpaste or fondant? Thanks.

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Lyndseyb52 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:05pm
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Is it an all over sparkle you are going for?

I use the white/hologram disco glitter the most so I just sprinkle it all over the finished cake, it's gorgeous. If it's a similar colour to your fondant you don't have to bee too careful, just sprinkle it more carefully if it's a very different shade so you don't see any clumps.

I'm not sure if that's the 'proper' way to do it but I'm happy with the effect I get.

Lyndsey xx

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bbmom Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:17pm
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Because it is so fine I dip a dry fluffy unused paint bush(that I keep just for disco dust) in the jar then tap it lightly over the item I want to sparkle...usually cookies but I have dusted a cake this way as well.

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joyfullysweet Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 1:19pm
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Do you need to wet anything? Can you apply it to gumpaste decorations that have already hardened?

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 6:59pm
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I'm curious too... do you have to wet anything and can you apply it to hardend gum paste?

I'm going to be making a cut out fairy for the top of the cake so I want to apply it to her dress and the star on the magic wand.

Thanks!

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linstead Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:10pm
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Just use some gum glue on the surface first (i.e. the GP or fondant) and then roll in the DD. Will stick just fine.

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BREN28 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:24pm
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i used disco dust on the # 1 on my winnie the pooh and freinds cake,and i applied it just the way linstead said. use some edible glue,then sprinkle on the dd.

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artscallion Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:42pm
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I put on my white suit, stand with my legs apart, bump my hips tot he beat, raise one arm over my head and flick it down onto the cake with a great flourish. Works every time!

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KHalstead Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 7:49pm
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I brush the pieces with egg whites and then sprinkle the disco dust......the egg whites set up clear and seal in the disco dust!
LL

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mama2_3 Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

I put on my white suit, stand with my legs apart, bump my hips tot he beat, raise one arm over my head and flick it down onto the cake with a great flourish. Works every time!



I bet it's fun to watch you bake! icon_lol.gif

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iamcakin Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 8:58pm
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Originally Posted by artscallion

I put on my white suit, stand with my legs apart, bump my hips tot he beat, raise one arm over my head and flick it down onto the cake with a great flourish. Works every time!




icon_lol.gif hahahahaah...this made my day! icon_lol.gif

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 9:01pm
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artscallion: you made me laugh so hard!!! Thanks for that!!

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KHalstead Posted 29 Apr 2010 , 9:25pm
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oh man artscallion.....................your post wasn't there when I posted.......you crack me up!!

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obabassa Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 1:36am
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I just lightly paint my piece of gumpaste with vodka and spinkle the disco dust on. Coats very well. Shake off excess off on a piece of paper and return to bottle.

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varnerfam Posted 8 Mar 2014 , 4:24pm
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what color of disco dust did you use on the center ball?
 

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