I just saw the most fun cake in the gallery and would LOVE to make it. It's a disco ball cake. The person who made it said she covered it in buttercream, then added the fondant squares. They really looked like mirror squares -- all shiny and metallic!
Does anyone have any idea of how she got that affect? Please help.
My guess would be silver luster dust.
The mirrors are airbrushed with silver lustre dust.
Can you please tell me which cake it is? I was looking in the gallery, but couldn't find it!
Okay. I noticed that this was covered in luster dust, but isn't there a way to do this without having to airbrush? If so, do you brush on the silver dust wet or dry? Anyone know?
Here's the link to the cake!
You can mix the luster dust with lemon extract or vodka and paint that on the fondant squares. You do not need an airbrush. Using the extract or liquor will help dry faster because of the alcohol.
Thank you for helping! Okay, just one last quick question and I promise to leave you alone....
When mixing the liquid with the dust, how much do I use? What should the consistency be -- watery, thick, etc?
Final, final question: Does this work on crusted buttercream or just fondant?