Sea Shell Colors

Decorating By tmcakes Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 11:13am by i_heart_pastry

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tmcakes Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 11:06pm
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Any suggestions for lust dust colors to use for natural looking seashells. I am doing a sea shell themed wedding cake for April 25 and need suggetions on luster dust colors that will go well with an Ivory tone icing. I have never purchased luster dust online and is not sure about how close the colors will match once I get them. Any suggestions?

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jensenscakes Posted 27 Mar 2009 , 12:28am
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I would think that colors like bronze, brown, and orange or maybe a dark gold tone would work. I've looked at the shades online and they are pretty much spot on with what you'll buy. If you're that worried see if there's a specialty cooking store that carries them. That way you can see what they look like in person.

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tmcakes Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 3:30am
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Thanks for the reply and the suggestions I was was thinking of going with thoese same colors but was not sure. I have tried the local stores here but they only have maybe two or three colors. One of them said non-edible so that really worried me in regards to putting it on a cake ment to be eaten of course.

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brincess_b Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 4:38pm
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id think peachy pink colours too.
if you look online, some websites will show a good picture of what is in the tube, if you dont have anything local, thats about as good a guess as you can get.
if you end up getting them online, it might be worth calling the place to ask their opinion of the colours too.

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kakeladi Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 6:41pm
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pearl dusts in colors: blue, pink, orange pearl........they have just a hint of color and give a really good sea shell shine and beauty.
If you don't have any mix a tiny bit of color into some super pearl icon_smile.gif

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tmcakes Posted 29 Mar 2009 , 12:55am
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so are the luster dust and pearl dust two different things. I have used pearl dust before but I was thinking the luster dust was the same thing? Are they? can anyone give me the difference between the two?

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sgauta Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 12:29pm
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I'm also doing a cake with handmade shells next month and I wasn't sure what to order either. I ended up going with 'mushroom', 'cocoa', 'tan opal', and 'oyster.' I'm going to try gold too, I already have some of that at home. I haven't received them yet so I can't tell you how they look! My client specifically wants browns/tans/creams though, that's why I didn't go with any oranges or pinks. I'm sure they'd look great though! There was one color I saw called 'shrimp' that looked like a good one for shells. I'm not sure of the difference between pearl dust and luster dust...I know petal dust is a matte finish and luster is metallic, but I don't know about pearl. I'm kind of new to the 'dusts'! icon_biggrin.gif


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tmcakes Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:21am
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Thanks Sarah, where did you order those colors seems like I will end up going with the colors you suggested and also the ones that were mentioned earlier. I will see that they dont go to waste. thanks everyone!

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sgauta Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:54am
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Well, I got them yesterday and I LOVE the oyster -- it gives that sort of iridescent, purplish effect. I'm not too crazy about the mushroom, it's a little too grayish for me. The cocoa is okay though. Happy shell making!!


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i_heart_pastry Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 11:13am
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For this cake:

I used gold pearl, super pearl, coral, champagne, old gold, oyster, and georgia peach. I also used lavendar and teal, as the bride wanted those colors mixed in. HTH.


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