Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › How do you use luster dust effectively?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How do you use luster dust effectively? - Page 3

post #31 of 42
I use it both dry and with lemon extract. I bought a brand new blush brush and use it to apply the dust dry. I dip it and shake off the excess and go to work.

When I use the extract, I like it to be the consistency of paint as well. It goes on best if you use the right sized brush like someone else mentione.

I have also used it in my airbrush both ways. It works great if you spray it out dry. If using my extract, I make it really watery.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Reply
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Reply
post #32 of 42
OK, one question I have.... what does the luster dust taste like when mixed with clear vanilla..... I ask because I know vanilla tastes horrible until put with sugar etc... and well the same for the alcohol too... my oldest son wants a rim cake, and of course the rim is chrome so I would have to find out how to do that and use the luster dust.... I don't want these teens tasting alcohol.... or have a bad taste when bit into......
post #33 of 42
If you use vodke, it doesn't alter the taste at all. I don't know about vanilla, I would assume the same thing (that it would taste bad). Ihave only used vodka becaue it is tasteless and has no smell. It works great for me.
post #34 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misdawn View Post

I used lustre dust this weekend. I mixed it with vodka. However, I di it a little differently. I dipped my brush into the vodka first, then dipped it into the lustre dust (kinda like how a nailtech does it with the liquid and powder when she does fake nails). It worked perfectly! no streaks - no problems!! I was amazed. And it didn't really use all that much of the lustre dust either. This was my first time using lustre dust by the way.

Wow Mis dawn I will have to try this. I to have the same problem with the luster dust I can never get the right look that I see some cakes have, they look so nice and neat and mine to me looks so sloppy icon_mad.gif. I will try your technique Misdawn and hopefully that'll help. Thanks great info on here.

post #35 of 42

I use luster dust all the time and much prefer the lemon extract to vodka.  It dries so much faster and leaves a less streaky look.  The lemon smell does not stay on the fondant or gum paste either...at least I can't tell it's there.   I mix mine to a paint consistency ...but still fluid and then work quickly to spread it on as large an area as I can get.   I rarely get full coverage on one coat.   But after letting it dry I run a dry brush with dry luster dust over what I painted and kind of 'scrub' it in.   It fills in any pesky streaks that might be left.  Also, if you are painting a gold or silver piece, it helps to have your fondant or gum paste colored.  I like yellow for gold and of course grey for the silver pieces.  I recently did several Avenger theme cakes and used this technique for Thor's silver helmet and Iron Man's gold face mask. 
 

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

Reply

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

Reply
post #36 of 42

Flayvurdfun...I mix my lustre dust with clear vanilla and have never been able to detect the taste of the vanilla.  You can test it on a piece of fondant and see if you can taste it.

post #37 of 42

Miss Dawn. Me too, will have to try this technique of yours. I also struggle to get the right look with the luster dust. Thanks for the tip.
 

Lee-Jean Vorster - South Africa

Reply

Lee-Jean Vorster - South Africa

Reply
post #38 of 42

SarahJane, I would love to see it, But don`t know how to go look at someone`s pic, It`s not how it use to  be, Do you know how I can get there?
 

post #39 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommynana View Post

SarahJane, I would love to see it, But don`t know how to go look at someone`s pic, It`s not how it use to  be, Do you know how I can get there?
 

here´s the link of SarahJane´s pictures http://cakecentral.com/g/u/4409/SarahJane/photosets/1/   hope that´s help you thumbs_up.gif    

just i went to her profile and go thrue the all photos option

The best way to make the dreams come true, is to wake up !! 

Anniversary
(2 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(2 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(3 photos)
Reply

The best way to make the dreams come true, is to wake up !! 

Anniversary
(2 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(2 photos)
Birthday Cakes
(3 photos)
Reply
post #40 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doritta View Post

here´s the link of SarahJane´s pictures http://cakecentral.com/g/u/4409/SarahJane/photosets/1/   hope that´s help you thumbs_up.gif    

just i went to her profile and go thrue the all photos option

Thanks, Doritta I got it.

post #41 of 42
After trying many methods, I found this one to work the best. If you want to mix the liquid and dust in the beginning, I would recommend using am eye dropped. It is hard to pour the small amount of liquid you need. If I am going to need a large amount of it, I will pour some dust on one side of the dish and the vodka or clear extract on the other side. Using a paint brush, I move some of the powder into the middle and then mix in a littlenliquid at a time until I have a decent amoun and a good consistency. I have also found that a couple of coats works best, and it looks better as it dries.
post #42 of 42
After trying many methods, I found this one to work the best. If you want to mix the liquid and dust in the beginning, I would recommend using am eye dropped. It is hard to pour the small amount of liquid you need. If I am going to need a large amount of it, I will pour some dust on one side of the dish and the vodka or clear extract on the other side. Using a paint brush, I move some of the powder into the middle and then mix in a littlenliquid at a time until I have a decent amoun and a good consistency. I have also found that a couple of coats works best, and it looks better as it dries.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: How Do I?
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › How do you use luster dust effectively?