So I'm working on a silver sequin dummy and I just went through a 2g silver luster dust within seconds. It barely covered 1/3 of the cake which was a 10" round by 3" tall. At this rate I'm going to spend over $20 on this dummy...and I've got 2 other dummies to cover in silver. Am I doing something wrong? Is it supposed to run out this quick? If it is, is there a less expensive alternative to using the edible dust? Since it's a dummy, is there non edible dusts that will achieve the same look for less? Please advise.
I would air brush it first with silver airbrush paint. Then touch up with the more expensive luster dust
I don't have an airbrush
Ok so you're saying use this first, then use dust on top?
That's what I would do. I made a 3-tier square cake (10, 8, and 6 inch tiers) for a graduation party and the girl wanted silver as the base color for the cake. I used Duff's Cake Grafitti spray in silver -- it took about 1 and 1/2 cans (I think they were like $3.99 a can or so) and then went over in silver luster dust. Very nice silver finish, and I didn't even have to use very much of the dust.
Duly noted :) will give that a shot. Do you happen to have pics of the cake?
Here's a pic -- unfortunately I don't think it looks as silver-y in the photos I took as it did in "real life." It looks whiter in this photo because the lighting was a little weird in the room, but if you zoom in you can see it is actually pretty sparkly.
And please ignore the sloppy spots in my buttercream :)
Okay, I thought I could post a picture, but apparently not. Darn. I will try to post it in the gallery and include a link.
Lmao ok :)