How To Get This Effect, Please?

Decorating By Relznik Updated 12 Jun 2013 , 5:35pm by Cakepro

Relznik Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 2:48pm
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Does anyone know how this super shiny lustre effect has been done on this cake, please?


Thank you x

12 replies
mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 3:09pm
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Hi Relznik,  it looks to me as if it has been sprayed with edible lustre spray, I have only used the blue lustre spray and that made the cake look very shiny, but I am not sure whether they would have used clear lustre just to make the fondant colour shiny.  sorry I can be anymore help.icon_confused.gif

karina_lisa2010 Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 3:20pm
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I think it is luster dust on fondant. Either it is sprayed or dusted on. :)

Relznik Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 10:01pm
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Thanks. icon_smile.gif


I've used lustre spray before (the PME pearl lustre) and it's fabulous - but doesn't give the same sheen as this cake has.


I just wondered if perhaps a different technique had been used?


Suzanne x

KateLS Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 11:17pm
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From different photos I've seen, I'm 99% positive it was sprayed on with some sort of lustre dust.

ibeeflower Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 11:24pm
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It looks like luster dust. Brushed on maybe? I know there are different golds, so it's hard to pinpoint what they used. Perhaps other members might know.

Cakepro Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 11:31pm
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I achieved that finish on a cake before with layers and layers and layers and layers of edible luster spray.  It was a ridiculous amount of spray but the effect was definitely WOW.  :)

Relznik Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 11:36pm
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Thank you. icon_smile.gif

Neophyte Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 12:02am
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Sherri, have to ask - which brand did you use, since you stated "edible"?  I trust you with that statement.  Can't say that of everyone.  icon_biggrin.gif

noveen Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 5:00am
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AHi, I need to deliver a cake on Saturday and I am making the logo with fondant. Just that in the white part there are shadings of dark and light do I make that? Urgent help please...really desperate...

Neophyte Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 5:05pm
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Do you mean it's a marbled look?  Or shadowing?  Marbled is achieved by taking 2 or 3 different colored (or shades of one color) batches of fondant and working them into one by kneading.  As you knead the colors together, you'll start to achieve the marbled/variegated design.  Work it too much and you'll wind up with just one color.  Cut your logo from the fondant once you've reached the desired effect.  Good luck!

noveen Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 1:57am
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Thank you. I know I am replying waayyy tooo late but it was more of a shadow effect. I just got a printout:D

Cakepro Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 5:35pm
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Originally Posted by Neophyte 

Sherri, have to ask - which brand did you use, since you stated "edible"?  I trust you with that statement.  Can't say that of everyone.  icon_biggrin.gif

I'm sorry for the very late reply!! :D


I use good ole' Americolor Pearl Sheen Airbrush Color.  

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