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

Decorating By beachandsweets Updated 28 Dec 2014 , 10:23pm by beachandsweets

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...

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

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.

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.

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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