Shimmery Technique On A Cake...can Someone Help?

Decorating By Heavenlydelights107 Updated 9 Feb 2011 , 5:10am by Anne1017

Heavenlydelights107 Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 2:39am
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I came across this amazing cake here on CC and love the way it shimmers! It is exactly what I have been looking to do for an upcoming cake.

Now, I have used luster dust mixed w/alcohol but never have been able to achieve the sheen like on this cake.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1412957[/url]

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imagenthatnj Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 2:59am
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shelbycompany Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 3:28am
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That is so neat. I want to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Heavenlydelights107 Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 4:24am
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would i need to wet the fondant first or will the shimmer just stick?
I have some pearls and some kind of wilton sprinkle things. So I just add the luster dust to that and add my balls of fondant in andshake? Hmmm..

imagenthatnj Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 4:33am
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You don't have to wet the fondant flowers/pearls, or whatever you're trying to shimmer.

Add the luster dust to the pearls, and add your balls of fondant and shake, or use a spoon to move them around in the bowl. I would say that if you have tiny flowers or stuff like that, just use a spoon to move them around in between the pearls.

Sweet_Toof Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 4:25am
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If I want a really strong shimmer, or for small detail, I mix the luster dust with a bit of alcohol and paint it on.
If I am doing a large area, I use a big dry brush and go crazy! LOVE the effect. (Try not to breathe it in, you'll find it in your nose, LOL!)

Anne1017 Posted 9 Feb 2011 , 5:10am
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If you have an airbrush I love this stuff http://www.shopchefrubber.com/product.php?productid=12359&cat=1148&page=1. This is what it looks like http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1931366 and others too.

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