How Do I Make These Look Less Dull?

Decorating By vgray Updated 7 Jul 2011 , 6:13am by Cynfultreats

vgray Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 3:25am
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Hi all, My son's first birthday is coming up this weekend and I am making his cake. I made his name from candy melts but they look dull/chalky. The texture is fine and the taste it good (couldn't just throw away the extra candy...) What can I put on these to make them look better?

Thanks for your help!


9 replies
carmijok Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 3:39am
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You might try rubbing a little vegetable oil over them to get them shiny.

Margieluvstobake Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:01am
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You could paint them with a blue luster dust.

SweetpeasBakery Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:06am
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You could lightly brush them with eggwhites then if you wanted a little more, some luster dust or whatnot. icon_biggrin.gif

vgray Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:19am
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OK so I have never use luster dust, I am still learning different things about decorating...Does it come in a spray can; or do I put some in a bowl with some vodka and brush on; or do I put the luster dust and vodka in different bowls and dip the brush in the vodka first then in the dust then brush on? If I can't find luster dust and use vegetable oil or egg whites will that leave a odd taste to them?

gidgetdoescakes Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:21am
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just rub crisco on them and they will shine!!!....don't use egg whites thays chancy with kids I think....bacteria etc

teresamariegross Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:26am
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I spray Pam into a small dish then paint it on with a paint brush

Margieluvstobake Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:41am
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You can use a small amount of a clear alcohol or maybe even clear vanilla and mix in your luster dust. Then paint it on. You could use blue or pearl.

vgray Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:50am
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Thanks for all your tips! I can't get luster dust in my town, but my mom can in her's and she is coming tomorrow so hopefully she will be able to pick some up for me. If that doesn't work I'll try the Crisco. Again I really appreciate the help!

Cynfultreats Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 6:13am
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I'd try Shiny Mirror Glaze. I use this on fruit and Fondant I dont see why not on chocolate. Call a local candy cake store to see who sells it. It's about $5 and last long.

Oh and the best part is that theres no taste.

Much luck with your cake! icon_smile.gif

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