How Do I Make My Fondant Iridescent Or Metallic-Looking?

Decorating By rsaun Updated 25 Aug 2006 , 10:46am by pumpkinroses

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rsaun Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 5:51pm
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I've seen on different cake websites fondant or gumpaste fondant (bows, trims, etc) that have a metallic or iridescent look to them, beyond the look of the shimmer dust that can be "sprinkled on." How do you get that look? Is there something that can be mixed into the fondant to create that look or is it all added on top?

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heyjules Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 5:53pm
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You can "paint" with luster dust (which isn't the same as shimmer dust).

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Cinderella24 Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 6:17pm
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Where can you buy luster dust in Canada? I don't think I've seen it at Michaels.

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MissBaritone Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 7:53am
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we can get a lustre dust called bridal satin or white satin when dry brushed over fondant it gives a lovely shimmering effect

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cupcakequeen Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 8:02am
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Cinderella24, where in Canada are you? there are several places you can go to or order from online...

Golda's Kitchen in Mississauga
Wilton Warehouse in Edmonton
Scoop-n-Save in Langley
World of Cake decorating (TO)
There are lots in the Toronton area...

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pumpkinroses Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 10:46am
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I have recently tried the Luster dust. I ordered it from

They have a great selection and good prices. I've place 2 orders from them and both were shipped very quickly. They do ship to Canada via UPS but I don't know what the cost is.

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