I have a bride that wants light (barely pink) scrolls on the sides of the cake but wants then to look pearl like. Has anyone put the pearl dust in the frosting and just piped it on, or am I going to have to paint each scroll with the pearl dust? Any help is appreciated.
I've heard some people mention that thanhthanh puts luster dust in her buttercream to make it shiny. it can't hurt to try and if it doesn't work then you can just start painting it.
You could also airbrush them is you have an airbrush.
if you airbrush the scrolls.......how do you keep from going on the rest of the cake?
I would pipe the scrolls, then mix up some luster dust with vodka and paint them.
JenniferM1 - How do you keep the luster dust and vodka mix from getting clumpy? I've tried this a couple times and it doesn't work for me. I have a wedding cake in June and the bride wants a diamond pattern on one tier with the alternate diamonds luster dusted. I was wonder how to do it so it looks even and not blotchy.
I've never had it get clumpy..... I just mix a little vodka and dust so it's a consistency of maple syrup. You do have to keep adding the liquid because it will evaporate quickly. Maybe you didn't have enough liquid? That would be my guess.
Why not use piping gel? If you add a little color, some powdered sugar to thicken and luster dust, you will end up with a colored gel that is sparkly, but opaque.