How To Use Edible White Dust For Lace Effect???

Decorating By Louiselovesbaking Updated 18 Jan 2013 , 11:18am by Louiselovesbaking

Louiselovesbaking Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:16pm
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Hello all, I have some edible superwhite dust which I purchased with some lace effect cutters. If i was to colour the initial paste pink how do I use the white dut over the top, am I meant to add a little water so it paints on lightly over the raised parts, or brush it on as a powder? and If so what do I use to get the powder to stick? Help please.

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-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:44pm
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you can use either method you describe


in a lace mold you can even use the dust to brush into the mold


instead of cornstrach/corn flour so it does not stick


often brushed in pearl molds


first to make strands of pearls in a pearl mold


then they come out all pearly and pretty in an efficent manner

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:47pm
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but wait--not with water


you would make a little 'paint' with


  • lemon extract + dust


  • vodka + dust


both those items have high alcohol content so they evaporate and leave the nice dust effect showing

Dayti Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 5:02pm
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Here is a tutorial from Carinas Cupcakes in the UK:

Use the left hand arrow on the pic to go back to see the rest (so click left, not right to go through the photos!).

Louiselovesbaking Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 1:34pm
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AThanks so much for replying, will try those methods out :)

Louiselovesbaking Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 8:21pm
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Ok, I am still a little confused icon_sad.gif, these are the exact lace cutters I have


So I am just not sure of the best way to use them. When I have pressed into the icing, what is the best way to brush the white dust over the top? Do I need to add alcahol to dust and paint it on or put some sort of glue on icing then brush dry dust over the top? Sorry if these are silly questions, I am new to this technique. :)

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 8:38pm
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cut out your lace piece


brush on the dry dust -- it will stick/adhere to the surface of the lace


a little bit of dust will still be loose on the surface of the lace and will come off but enough will stick really well to the dry surface


so don't load up your brush with a ton of powder either


i sprinkle some dust into the lid and tap that onto a saucer to dip my brush into




you can mix it with alcohol to make a 'paint' and brush it on your lace


no glue or anything like that


test it and you will see--it's pretty cool to do


makes a beautiful finish


just brush it on dry

Louiselovesbaking Posted 18 Jan 2013 , 11:18am
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AThank you so much, I was going to experiment but just didn't know where to start and didn't want to waste a load of ingredients. I will def try this tonight. We are under 6 inches of snow at the min! So I will enjoy a warm night in practicing this :)

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