When Mixing Luster Dust With Alcohol To Paint, Can You Taste The Alcohol?

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beachandsweets Posted 28 Dec 2014 , 3:32am
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I'm going to mix Wilton's gold pearl dust since it's one of the only edible ones I have seen, with Bacardi 151 since I've heard it's the best option. I won't be painting very large areas, but will the alcohol leave a strong taste?

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julia1812 Posted 28 Dec 2014 , 8:39am
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ANo, it won't. It will evaporate and you can't taste it at all. That's why I use vodka, it's cheap and does the same job. Because it evaporates so quickly, it won't soften your fondant / gum paste. That is the only reason you would use alcohol. Any (clear) high vol alcohol will do...

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beachandsweets Posted 28 Dec 2014 , 6:04pm
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Great, thank you!

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MBalaska Posted 28 Dec 2014 , 8:27pm
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We got a jar of moonshine (white lightening) for Christmas, and if it doesn't get used up I'm going to try that next time.  Otherwise the cheapest vodka works just fine.

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costumeczar Posted 28 Dec 2014 , 9:43pm
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I go into the liquor store and say "I need the biggest jug of the cheapest vodka you have." For some reason the clerks all look at me funny.

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beachandsweets Posted 28 Dec 2014 , 10:23pm
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Lol okay I have some vodka in the house so I'll use that instead if it works okay! I just read a post comparing liquors when painting luster dust and Bacardi 151 kept the most shine

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