"pearlizing" Frosting

Decorating By qtrican Updated 10 Mar 2012 , 9:05am by sweettreat101

qtrican Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 2:06pm
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I'm pretty new to cake decorating. I am making an all white cahe for a friend. I want the decorations to stand out a bit from the cake so I wanted to know if pearl powder could be added to buttercream frosting and show up pearlized? I'm used to using the powders as paints by adding a little vodka and then drawing on designs. Will it work in frosting too? Thanks for any info!

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Claire138 Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 2:47pm
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Alternatively you can buy one of the wiltons colour mist sprays (pearl colour) and spray them.

BlueRose8302 Posted 8 Mar 2012 , 7:35pm
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Adding the dust to buttercream really dulls the luster of the dusts. The shortening and sugar coat the dust and make it unappealing. Silver will turn out grey, gold would be kinda brownish--I can only guess that pearl would do the same. I would paint or airbush it on afterwards.

Hope that helps!

qtrican Posted 9 Mar 2012 , 3:15am
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That does help! Thanks so much!

sweettreat101 Posted 10 Mar 2012 , 9:05am
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Look up PME luster spray. Comes in several colors and sprays on like spray paint. One can covered nine cakes for me. Wonderful product much better than Wilton's or trying to use Luster Dust.

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