Issue With Pearl Dust "scratching" My Rbc

Decorating By MariaK38 Updated 19 Nov 2010 , 8:18pm by Loucinda

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MariaK38 Posted 18 Nov 2010 , 4:39pm
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Hi! I made some sugar cookies topped with the marshmallow rolled buttercream recipe from this site. I let them dry for about 3 hours, they seemed solid. I brushed some pink pearl dust on the white RBC with an artist's brush (soft, dry #430 round mop brush) and got pink "scratches" all over the RBC. I checked the bristles and they're all soft, none are hard, at least none that I can find. This hasn't happened on my colored fondant. What do you think I'm doing wrong?

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3GCakes Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 3:53pm
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What brand of dust are you using?

RBC, though I've never used it, does seem like it would be softer than fondant.

Maybe needs to dry longer...say 12 hours.

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MariaK38 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 6:49pm
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hi, thanks for your response. I was using the Wilton pearl dusts. I'm going to make some more cookies later today and let them dry for 24 hours before I put pearl dust on them. I think you might be right about it being too soft after only 3 hours, so I'll wait longer next time. Thanks again!

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Loucinda Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:18pm
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IMO the wilton dusts are not the best to use. You may want to invest in the other brands out there. (Crystal colors, CK, Sunflower are a few that come to mind) I think the wilton ones are sub-par compared to the others.

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