Luster Dust On Buttercream

Decorating By charman Updated 17 Jun 2005 , 2:13pm by Kitagrl

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charman Posted 16 Jun 2005 , 2:44pm
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Thanks to good advise from the ladies on this forum I had decided to do air-dryed buttercream roses for a cake. I had planned on brushing the edges with gold luster duster. I have since been told I can't do that on buttercream roses. Said I would need to mix the luster dust with a clear alcohol base first (because it would try faster--I was just going to use clear vanilla), and that even air-dryed the roses would be able to take it. Has anyone else had any experience with this? I really wanted to do BC instead of Royal, but no way am I going to do all those roses on the spot, plus I wanted to gold brush tip them. Help! icon_sad.gif

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letseatcake Posted 16 Jun 2005 , 2:52pm
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Yes. I've done that plenty of time. Just make sure the buttercream is crusted and the luster dust mixture isn't to thick.

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Kitagrl Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 1:12pm
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Lemon extract has a much higher alcohol content than vanilla so will dry faster....I just found that out. icon_lol.gif I compared and lemon has like 84% alcohol and vanilla only has like 38% or something.

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Wandootie Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 1:37pm
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Can the roses be eaten? I've read here before that the luster dust is toxic. Are there any dusts that are not?


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Kitagrl Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 1:50pm
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Certain ones are toxic but most are non toxic...not FDA approved but non toxic to eat.

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charman Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 1:58pm
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When you say lemon extract...am I safe to assume the kind you buy that is just like vanilla extract? the flavoring you would put in a cake...not the real lemon juice stuff, correct? Hope that question doesn't come out sounding too dumb.

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Kitagrl Posted 17 Jun 2005 , 2:13pm
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Right its where you find vanilla in the spice aisle...

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