How Do I Get This Effect? Pearl

Decorating By weidertm24 Updated 16 Jul 2014 , 10:26pm by LBean76

weidertm24 Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 7:15pm
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How do I get this brushed pearly look? It's beautiful and I'm not sure how to achieve the effect. I was thinking pearl dust with alcohol brushed on, but not sure. 


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weidertm24 Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 11:32pm
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LBean76 Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 1:21pm
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I've just googled the same question with the exact same cake in mind and this thread came up! Have you worked out how it's done?

chasingmytail Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 1:51pm
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Has it not been sprayed with a metallic paint then hand brushed with pearl??

morganchampagne Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:45pm
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AThe luster dust is mixed with vodka and painted on. I normally airbrush but I don't think it would give you that same look

howsweet Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 8:13pm
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Just so long as we all know luster dust is not edible. At least none of mine is. I don't have every color, but all of mine say, "non-toxic". There are some edible dusts, but they don't look anything like the silver in Sammy's link. And Super Pearl, Pearl Dust, mentioned twice in the other link, is not edible.


Ironically, it's the one dust that CK products sells by the pound. Probably better off with one the edible dusts (which are not as shiny) or PME pearl spray.

morganchampagne Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 8:20pm
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AYes OP, the one I dust do have says non-toxic, aand I have only used it on fondant, or Gumpaste toppers that stubb wont be eaten. So do look into sprays. I really like this look and it was one of the reasons I invested in an airbrush machine.

LBean76 Posted 16 Jul 2014 , 10:26pm
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I have done this by brushing on PME pearl spray and looks really good.

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