Color Dust Question

Decorating By GinaOfAllTrades Updated 17 Jun 2011 , 10:39pm by GinaOfAllTrades

GinaOfAllTrades Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 3:34pm
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*I am NOT a professional. I am a mother who just enjoys decorating cakes icon_biggrin.gif

That being said. I am getting things together to make my son's 1st birthday cake. The party is peanut themed because I call him Peanut and is next weekend the 25th. I am making a #1 cake (using the 1 pan) and planning on making the sides of the cake look like the outside of a peanut shell. I bought some Wilton Color Dust because I was going to emboss the fondant to look like the shell and then darken the fondant some with the dust.

But now I am thinking of using either whipped or buttercream icing on the cake (preferably whipped so that it won't be extremely sweet). Can I still use the dust on either of these icings? Or should I stick with fondant?

Thanks in advance.

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TexasSugar Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 3:44pm
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You can use it on a crusting buttercream, you just have to have a soft touch. If the whipped icing remains soft, it won't work.

GinaOfAllTrades Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 10:39pm
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Ok, thank you. So it looks like I will be using buttercream then. icon_smile.gif

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