What Kind Of Coloring Dust Should I Buy???...

Decorating By Mikel79 Updated 23 Mar 2011 , 1:50pm by TexasSugar

Mikel79 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 6:01pm
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I have some fish made out of white fondant that I want to dust with some coloring dusts. I want the fish to have that realistic metallic sheen to them. Can someone tell me what type of dusts I should buy along with what color?

I appreciate your help!

Michael

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karateka Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 6:05pm
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I would buy some in the color you want your fish to be, and also a metallic luster dust in whatever color you want...bronze, silver, gold, whatever.

Mikel79 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 6:51pm
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Thx!!

Any others??

TexasSugar Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 7:09pm
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If you are looking for edible, then look into crystal colors. Or Wilton's luster dusts.

If you are just looking for non toxic then really any of the colors would work.

What colors will depend on the fish and the end result you are going for.

cakeaholic_cakery Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 8:57pm
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I hand painted my fish with color gels mixed with vodka. Then when it was dry, I painted over it with luster dust mixed with vodka to give it that "fishy sheen". HTH!

Mikel79 Posted 22 Mar 2011 , 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by cakeaholic_cakery

I hand painted my fish with color gels mixed with vodka. Then when it was dry, I painted over it with luster dust mixed with vodka to give it that "fishy sheen". HTH!




Thank you for the tip about the vodka. I am going to have to give that a try.

Thanks again!

Michael

Mikel79 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 11:01am
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

If you are looking for edible, then look into crystal colors. Or Wilton's luster dusts.

If you are just looking for non toxic then really any of the colors would work.

What colors will depend on the fish and the end result you are going for.




Thanks!

TexasSugar Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 1:50pm
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Just a extra note about the cyrstal colors (can you tell I love them?), you can actually also use these dusts to color buttercream, fondant, royal icing and isomalt, as well as dust and add alcohol to paint with. Very versital.

They also have a line of crystallized colors that have the shimmer tones. And Beth told me last summer they they were coming out with an airbrush color line as well. icon_smile.gif

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