Luster Dust On Butter Cream

Decorating By fallmom Updated 18 Feb 2014 , 10:14pm by fallmom

fallmom Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 8:56pm
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I was wondering if luster dust would give me an ombre effect or should I use something else to make it show up better? I have not stared but wanted to know be fore I go out and by materials for the cake

thanks for any help

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AnnieCahill Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 9:10pm
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Yes but you'd have to use a lot and make sure your buttercream is ice cold before brushing it on.  Is there a reason you couldn't just color your buttercream some different shades and do it that way?

costumeczar Posted 17 Feb 2014 , 10:00pm
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http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-do-ombre-buttercream-stripes.html

 

http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2012/06/ombre-buttercream-icing-wedding-cake.html

 

Luster dust is going to look muddy and won't be as shiny on buttercream as you think. AnnieCahill is right, the icing would have to be really hard for it to even work a little bit.

fallmom Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 1:20am
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i was trying to make it sparkly or glitter?  if there is any other suggestion I'm so open to it

:D

BeesKnees578 Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 3:36am
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I spray buttercream cakes all the time with lustre dust.  Just like fondant, you are better off doing it in layers so that it doesn't bead.

 

But I do agree that I would color the icing a little first. 

BeesKnees578 Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 3:40am
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Cupcake First Birthday CakeThis buttercream is sprayed with super pearl.  You can go thicker with your airbrush paint too just by adding more pearl.  Just not too much or it may clog your brush.

costumeczar Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 11:30am
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AToo much luster dust on icing can also make it taste funky, so just be aware of that if you spray it.

cakealicious7 Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 11:57am
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AHi, I personally don't like lustre dust on buttercream it doesn't look that great. I tried it once and I was very unhappy with how the cake looked after, considering it looked great before I applied it lol

fallmom Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 1:46pm
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OK so looks like luster is out. looking for something to make the cake sparkly as my friend asked. the colors are teal and purple.

by the way bees knees great cake!!

I don't have a sprayer as all of you have suggested sorry I'm just a person who does cakes for her kids and when asked a friend or two. thanks

AnnieCahill Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 2:36pm
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I would make a mixture of the Wilton pearl dust, the Wilton cake sparkles (in white), and sanding sugar.  The cake sparkles are in larger flakes so you need to crush them in between your fingers before putting it on.  It does a really nice job of adding edible sparkle.  Avoid disco dust at all costs.

 

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E310D1E-475A-BAC0-5E0EF1DB7697E8A1

 

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=pg_pearldust

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JUA4FM/?tag=cakecentral-20

 

Edited to add links to products.

fallmom Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 5:25pm
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Thanks Annie, I think I'll color the butter cream and use the edible glitter and recommendation how to put it on the side of the cake with out making a mess?

 you all have been very helpful thanks!

AnnieCahill Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 6:16pm
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Hold your cake in one hand (if you can) and then sprinkle all the stuff over a big baking pan.  If it's too big then just put your turntable in a large baking pan and do it that way, or over some sheets of waxed paper.

ellavanilla Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 9:14pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by BeesKnees578 
 

Cupcake First Birthday CakeThis buttercream is sprayed with super pearl.  You can go thicker with your airbrush paint too just by adding more pearl.  Just not too much or it may clog your brush.

 

I just love a beautiful buttercream treatment! well done! 

fallmom Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 10:14pm
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hee hee love it too but I don't have a sprayer..

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