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Luster dust on chocolate?

post #1 of 7
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Hi everyone, I've been reading the forums for awhile now, but this is my first post icon_smile.gif

I've been reading a lot about cakeballs, and they sound great so I thought I'd have a go at making some. I'm going to do red velvet cake (something else new that I hadn't heard of!) mixed with cream cheese icing and coated in white chocolate.

What I was wondering is how to get a pearl finish on the chocolate? I plan to colour the chocolate (I'm aware this requires special dye), would it work if I add the luster dust with the dye, or is that a bad idea? I want a really clean, even finish, so I was hoping to avoid possible streaking caused by painting them. Any tips, suggesations, or advice would be most welcome. Thanks! icon_smile.gif
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post #2 of 7
I have added luster dust to white and tan seashells after they have dried.

I did not use any liquid such as vodka mixed with the pearl or luster dust. The white chocolate has enough moisture that I was able to dry brush on the dust and it gave a very even covering.

Hope this works for you.

Dee in AZ
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post #3 of 7
lustre dust added into icing doesnt work, so i imagine adding it into the chocolate wont work either. better to dry dust them after they set.
xx
post #4 of 7
G'day and Welcome to CC, verisimilitude. icon_smile.gif

Lustre/Luster dust and chocolate or candy melts:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-618409-.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-614168.html

HTH
post #5 of 7
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Thanks so much for the replies! I'll give the dry dusting a go icon_smile.gif Fingers crossed it all goes according to plan!
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post #6 of 7
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Oh, one more question if anyone can assist - when people on here refer to "candy" melts, do they mean chocolate melts, or hard candy (like lollies) that you melt? I'd assumed it was some kind of lolly, but now it occurs to me that maybe candy means chocolate?
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post #7 of 7
Wilton makes a chocolate wafer called Candy Melts. I buy mine at Michaels. You could also use Merckens and I know there are lots of others out there.
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