I'm making a wedding cake and I doing scroll work with royal icing. Should I put the pearl dust on before or after the royal icing? I'm thinking after but I want to make sure.
Are you putting the pearl dust on the cake itself? If you only want it on the cake and not the RI scrollwork then I would say put it on first. If you want everything dusted, including the scroll work, then after.
I'm sorry I didn't realize I had a reply. I didn't know if there was a "correct" way to do it or if I could do it either way. I would like for it all to be dusted if that is possible, I guess just wait until it dries well. Thanks for replying!
Definitely after - because if you dust then scroll, the scrollwork may fall off because it won't adhere to the icing beneath it but to the thin dusting of shimmer. It's kinda like powdering a baby's butt - to act as a moisture barrier. Bad example but it was all I could think of at the moment.
OMG, I'm so glad you told me that! I am wanting this cake to be perfect for this couple, and I would hate for the scrolls to fall off!