Originally Posted by LisaBerczel
Sorry you did not like the outcome....
For next time, where was the design blurry? In the center?
Yes, of course pearls will be attracted to the shortening... In hindsight, pins would have been the better choice.
The top edge was the blurry bit. I used pins on the first 2 sides I airbrushed and had a lot of blurriness so on the last 2 sides I used pins and crisco and the blurriness was cut down a lot. I had to put the pins in strategic places so I could cover the pin holes with a dragee.
I only got the airbrush for Christmas so I am using a lot of trial and error at the minute. I found out that pearl sheen HIGHLIGHTS mistakes not covers them up as I originally thought it would do.
Thanks for your help though Lisa, I'm sure the airbrushing came out a lot better than trying to pipe the design and trying to get royal icing to a deep purple colour.
The funny thing is, my test run came out perfect because I used a lighter colour (so I didn't use up all of my pre-mixed deep purple) and I was really confident going into the proper run.