Glitter On Fondant/gumpaste

Decorating By deefour Updated 28 Jan 2011 , 11:26pm by msthang1224

deefour Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 9:38pm
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I'm making baby shoes. Client asks that they have glitter like Dorothy's shoes from Oz. I usually just sprinlke the edible glitter around. I've painted with luster dust. All my attempts have come up short. I've used alcohol, lacquer spray but it's not giving me a uniform coating. It looks streaky if you can picture it. what am I doing wrong?

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cupadeecakes Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 2:16am
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Put a thin coat of shortening on the fondant and then sprinkle with your glitter. You should get a nice even coverage. When I made ruby slippers that's how I did them.

MelissaMay Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:27am
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OP..I recently used disco dust for ornament balls and they came out copmpletly covered in the glitter. I put the dust into a small container and added some absolut vodka (you can use extract as well) and mixed the two and used as a "paint". Worked for me...HTH

deefour Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 9:25am
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Cupadee- That's the one thing I haven't tried! Thanks.

Thanks Melissa. Tried that. It came out streaky.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 6:40pm
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I just made some fondant/gum paste mixed snowflakes. I brushed the vodka onto the snowflake, which made the fondant/gumpaste sticky, then I sprinkled the glitter directly onto that. If you do it over a small piece of waxed paper, you can easily get the overage back into the container.

bobhope Posted 19 Jan 2011 , 4:08pm
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mixing dust w/ vodka...painting it on to avoid streaks, the trick is, letting it dry after the first coat, then painting a 2nd coat for me icon_smile.gif

schnumvf Posted 21 Jan 2011 , 6:44pm
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Just to give an option different than what has already mentioned...I've used piping gel and thought that it turned out nice.

msthang1224 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 9:29am
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Cupadee: Yr Ruby Slippers are absolutely superb!! Love them! I didn't see this post and I just posted the same question as deefour. This is the look I'm aiming for for my high heel shoe! Thank you soooooo much for the idea. I'm going to try it today icon_smile.gif

Question: what kind of glitter did you use on yr ruby slippers?

How many coats did it take for you to achieve full coverage like u did?

Being that shortening is not wet? Did u have to wait to apply coats?

How did u move yr shoe to yr cake w/o the glitter coming off?

Thanks a bunch icon_smile.gif

msthang1224 Posted 27 Jan 2011 , 6:01pm
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Cupadeecakes......calling Cupadeecakes, lol icon_smile.gif

msthang1224 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 11:26pm
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Cupadeecakes, Anyone, Someone, Pls help :"-)

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