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How to use edible white dust for lace effect???

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Hello all, I have some edible superwhite dust which I purchased with some lace effect cutters. If i was to colour the initial paste pink how do I use the white dut over the top, am I meant to add a little water so it paints on lightly over the raised parts, or brush it on as a powder? and If so what do I use to get the powder to stick? Help please.

post #2 of 8

you can use either method you describe

 

in a lace mold you can even use the dust to brush into the mold

 

instead of cornstrach/corn flour so it does not stick

 

often brushed in pearl molds

 

first to make strands of pearls in a pearl mold

 

then they come out all pearly and pretty in an efficent manner

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post #3 of 8

but wait--not with water

 

you would make a little 'paint' with

 

  • lemon extract + dust

 

  • vodka + dust

 

both those items have high alcohol content so they evaporate and leave the nice dust effect showing

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Here is a tutorial from Carinas Cupcakes in the UK: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=488335767847488&set=pb.139915126022889.-2207520000.1358355532&type=3&theater

Use the left hand arrow on the pic to go back to see the rest (so click left, not right to go through the photos!).
 

post #5 of 8
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Thanks so much for replying, will try those methods out icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 8
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Ok, I am still a little confused icon_sad.gif, these are the exact lace cutters I have

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FMM-Textured-Lace-Set-Piece/dp/B001EVTLYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358453754&sr=8-1

 

So I am just not sure of the best way to use them. When I have pressed into the icing, what is the best way to brush the white dust over the top? Do I need to add alcahol to dust and paint it on or put some sort of glue on icing then brush dry dust over the top? Sorry if these are silly questions, I am new to this technique. :)

post #7 of 8

cut out your lace piece

 

brush on the dry dust -- it will stick/adhere to the surface of the lace

 

a little bit of dust will still be loose on the surface of the lace and will come off but enough will stick really well to the dry surface

 

so don't load up your brush with a ton of powder either

 

i sprinkle some dust into the lid and tap that onto a saucer to dip my brush into

 

or

 

you can mix it with alcohol to make a 'paint' and brush it on your lace

 

no glue or anything like that

 

test it and you will see--it's pretty cool to do

 

makes a beautiful finish

 

just brush it on dry

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post #8 of 8
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Thank you so much, I was going to experiment but just didn't know where to start and didn't want to waste a load of ingredients. I will def try this tonight. We are under 6 inches of snow at the min! So I will enjoy a warm night in practicing this icon_smile.gif
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