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post #16 of 29
I have an air brush that I use the paint ....my question is .......I have read you can use the powder if you dilute it with vodka.....what would the ratio be.........I will have to add quite a bit of liquid to make it thin enough not to clog the needle... right?
I am sure someone out there has done this.....
thanks in advance....
post #17 of 29
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I finally remembered the stuff my co-worker told me about. It is called Spyritus. It sounds like the same kind of thing as Everclear. He told me it is 95% alcohol and won't leave any taste.
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post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by luv2cook721

Just thought of another question as I read the posts. I bought one jar of NuSilver from . Will I be able to cover a 6 in diameter half ball with this amount? If not I will need to order more so it is here by next friday.



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post #19 of 29
Do you mix the everclear or vodka with the paste colors just like you would with the dusts? Thanks!
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post #20 of 29
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She said it perfectly! It's pure grain alcohol, and it doesn't leave an aftertaste because Ii's 95% alcohol (where vodka is 50%). It dries super quick! All the alcohol evaporates. It's 190 proof, it's used for cooking because it has such a high proof. You can't drink it straight...it's actually illegal in some states in the U.S. I know Ohio and West Virginia can't even sell the stuff.

I don't drink alcohol either. We just picked this up because I started doing cakes. It says it all on the back of the bottle. =o)[/quote]

I must beg to differ.....you CAN drink it straight icon_lol.gif Although it's much better mixed into punch. HAHA
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post #21 of 29
My husband and I made a R2D2 cake several years ago. His photo is in our album.
We mixed the Luster Dust with Lemon Extract.
We have a dropper attached to the extract bottle. Add just enough extract onto the powder in the paint well to give you the color. If it appears too thin, just add a little more powder, or too thick, add more extract. As the extract evaporates, add more. It seems to be a back and forth process.

Be sure to post your photos.
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post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by DebBTX

My husband and I made a R2D2 cake several years ago.
We mixed the Luster Dust with Lemon Extract.
We have a dropper attached to the extract bottle. Add just enough extract onto the powder in the paint well to give you the color. If it appears too thin, just add a little more powder, or too thick, add more extract. As the extract evaporates, add more. It seems to be a back and forth process.

Be sure to post your photos.
icon_biggrin.gif -Debbie B.

Does it leave a lemon taste?
post #23 of 29
I find those little paired contact lens cases are the perfect container for this. I can have two colors going at once. They have airtight covers so I can cover one while I use the other. And when I'm done, I can cover and leave them. If they evaporate over time, I just add more extract.
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post #24 of 29
[/quote]Does it leave a lemon taste?[/quote]

I can smell the lemon as I paint, but the smell disappears over time. The gumpaste leaves I painted 2 days ago don't have any lemon smell today.

I can't remember eating a painted item, so I will ask my husband when he comes in for lunch. If he hasn't tried it I will ask my son-in-law this evening. (I know he has.) icon_lol.gif

No one has ever mentioned a lemon flavor, but I had assumed it would be faintly there.

-Debbie B.
post #25 of 29
artscallion -- how resourceful...good thought and tip.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by luv2cook721

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Originally Posted by luv2cook721

Just thought of another question as I read the posts. I bought one jar of NuSilver from . Will I be able to cover a 6 in diameter half ball with this amount? If not I will need to order more so it is here by next friday.



Still hoping for an answer to this question.



I made an R2D2 cake and used maybe half of the container of the Wilton powder (and it's a really small container). I covered half of a ball pan cake with it. You really don't need a lot.

And like the others have said, vodka leaves no odor or taste on the cake. You can serve it safely to children. The alcohol evaporates. Just don't drink the air! icon_lol.gif
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by luv2cook721

Just thought of another question as I read the posts. I bought one jar of NuSilver from . Will I be able to cover a 6 in diameter half ball with this amount? If not I will need to order more so it is here by next friday.



Still hoping for an answer to this question.



I made an R2D2 cake and used maybe half of the container of the Wilton powder (and it's a really small container). I covered half of a ball pan cake with it. You really don't need a lot.

And like the others have said, vodka leaves no odor or taste on the cake. You can serve it safely to children. The alcohol evaporates. Just don't drink the air! icon_lol.gif



Lol, I won't drink the air. Thanks to everyone for the great input. I love this site!
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post #28 of 29
Well, I asked my son-in-law if he tasted lemon on the items that I had painted using lemon extract and luster dust. He said that he didn't taste the lemon. I am actually surprised. I thought there would be a faint hint of lemon.

-Debbie B.
post #29 of 29
You know, when I'm gluing things onto the cake like the little balls or flat flowers or whatever, I love to use vanilla. I can smell the vanilla up until the day it's eaten. Everytime I walk near it, I think mmm...how delicious!
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