How Do I Make Buttercream 'shimmer'?

Decorating By zespri Updated 17 Sep 2010 , 12:50pm by poohsmomma

zespri Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 8:11am
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I would like to try making a dragon and ice him with buttercream. I've never used lustre dust before, is that what I'd use to make him shimmery? How does one apply the lustre dust? Buttercream on it's own is kinda dull.......

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brincess_b Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 10:06am
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Lustre dust or pearl dust. Lustres more a coloured metalic shimmer, pearl dust is pearlescent sheen with a touch of colour.
If ur bc crusts, then I'd use a bc brush to brush it on. If it's non crating, I'm not sure - maybe tapping the brush above the cake.
xx

poohsmomma Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 12:57pm
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You can also buy aerosol cans of shimmer spray. I have used PME (brand) Luster Spray in pearl (color).

ddaigle Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 1:19pm
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I piped Little Mermaid on a cake. After the icing was cold and hard, I took a soft paint brush and painted her fin/skirt thingy. Came out VERY shimmery. Luster dust comes in tons of colors. I had used a teal butter cream color and painted with a green luster dust.

drakegore Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:01pm
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

You can also buy aerosol cans of shimmer spray. I have used PME (brand) Luster Spray in pearl (color).




ditto icon_smile.gif. i love this stuff and have used pearl, silver, and gold. it is fantastic stuff!

Minstrelmiss Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:18pm
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Originally Posted by drakegore

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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

You can also buy aerosol cans of shimmer spray. I have used PME (brand) Luster Spray in pearl (color).



ditto icon_smile.gif. i love this stuff and have used pearl, silver, and gold. it is fantastic stuff!




Me too, easy to use and hard to mess up! A double bonus for me icon_biggrin.gif

zespri Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 7:38pm
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thanks folks! And thanks for explaining the difference between lustre dust and pearl dust brincess_b. I'm glad you did, but now I'm not sure which to buy!

I would certainly consider the spray cans, but have not yet seen them for sale here.

felecia Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 8:48pm
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OMG!!! Glad I looked at this!! Love the shimmer spray...gonna buy this!!

poohsmomma Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 12:50pm
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You can get the shimmer spray at Global Sugar Art.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/

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