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Accents for crown cookies?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
What can I add to crown cookies for accents? I've got to make some for a queen contest in June and I'm wanting to jazz them up nicely. I'll be using Antonia's royal icing. In the past I've used dragees and crystal sugar for accents, but I always worry about someone breaking a tooth on a dragee. Is that possible? icon_smile.gif And, just for info, the contest has different age categories, ranging from ages 4-18, so I also worry about a choking hazard for the younger contestants.
Is there some kind of glitter that works nicely on RI? Or is there a place to get jewels, or something similar? Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions. I know I've come to the right place for an answer. icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 14
I did those crowns a few weeks ago :


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There is no dragees on them.. I only painted lusted dust (mixed with tequila)
post #3 of 14
i haven't done this but i have heard of people getting a small candy jewel mold and making chocolate jewels. you can also use luster dust, and things like that. i've used luster dust and dragees and they come out cute
post #4 of 14
candy jewels would be pretty - you could make them or buy them already made. And luster or disco dust would add a "glittery" touch...
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
verono - your cookies are gorgeous!! That's like what I had in mind. Does anyone know where to get disco dust or the jewel thingys? Is disco dust similar to glitter, maybe?
post #6 of 14
I was just going to suggest disco dust. It is sooo pretty! I did some crown cookies and used disco dust (pics in my photos). Country Kitchen SweetArt is where I get mine. The rainbow is my favorite to use. thumbs_up.gif
post #7 of 14
I made some fondant jewels with a push mold, I painted them with gold/silver luster dust they looked pretty glam.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4371338822_329cd831b7_b.jpg

Here are some tiaras with them:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2737/4373539060_20b6d072a5_b.jpg

To clarify Luster dust & disco powder are very different things

Luster dust can de applied with a paint brush either wet or dry in comes in a huge variety of colors.

Disco powder is something you sprinkle on like actual craft glitter also comes in lots of colors it is really shinny.
post #8 of 14
I always see really great results with that luster dust and disco dust. Well, that's with others' cookie pictures. I tried mixing what I thought was this sort of dust...one from Wilton and another from my local cake supply. I must be doing it wrong because it just didn't work for me.

Cookierookie, I think it's online that you can find actual disco dust. At least, I haven't seen it locally in my part of Ohio. I think what I bought was called "luster" dust & I bought it from Michaels and at our little cake supply shop. Although, maybe luster is an actual brand and what I really bought was an imitation? Again, I did it wrong for sure. I was so hesitant to go "all out" with it because a little container was almost $5. I didn't want to waste it.

Verono - those cookies are absolutely fabulous! My family chipped in and bought me an airbrush. So, it's americolor airbrush color for me.... I have pearl, silver, and gold. I can spray until my hearts content!

But...Verono...I'm sure there will be a time when I may want to paint with luster dust. Should the mixture of "dust" and tequila be like paste? How do you go about it? Do you put a teaspoon of dust to a few drops of tequila? I would love any pointers...
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
Me again. Thanks for everyone's comments! Your cookies are beautiful and very helpful too!
About the disco dust, how is it applied? Do you mix it with anything,?
post #10 of 14
I just shake the disco dust onto the cookie when the icing is still wet. Let the icing dry, then shake the extra off. I do it onto wax paper so I can dump the extra back into the little container since it is expensive.
post #11 of 14
Disco dust is sprinkled dry onto a wet surface I occasionally apply it with a dry brush to small areas.
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by EvMarie



Verono - those cookies are absolutely fabulous! My family chipped in and bought me an airbrush. So, it's americolor airbrush color for me.... I have pearl, silver, and gold. I can spray until my hearts content!

But...Verono...I'm sure there will be a time when I may want to paint with luster dust. Should the mixture of "dust" and tequila be like paste? How do you go about it? Do you put a teaspoon of dust to a few drops of tequila? I would love any pointers...



It should be a bit more liquid than paste but not too much icon_smile.gif You need to test it to get it right icon_wink.gif
post #13 of 14
Since I have my handy dandy airbrush, I guess it wouldn't hurt if I screwed up the rest of the "dust". I'll give it a whirl. I don't have a crown cutter...but I think I'll try to paint some scrolly detail on a monogram cookie or something!

Thanks for the guide Verona!
post #14 of 14
verono, they are gorgeous!
montealconfections, just beautiful!
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