I am making a deep space scene onto cake board covered with fondant (think most of you would use the name fondant. we call it icing here in Australia). I have dipped a rounded flat bristle paint brush (size of brush is approx 1cm) into dark blue dust and tap the dust onto most of the surface of my fondant. Then I dabble the surface with sponge. Now I love my 'accidentally' sugar creation (i didn't plan to do it that way, LOL) but the surface has a lot of dark blue dust. I will need to hold the board vertically to gently tap it on a flat surface to get it of access dust off in the morning outside when it is brighter, assume I will be able to do that .
Now the problem is, the remaining dust on the surface, I don't really want the dust to get transfered onto other surfaces especially the figurines which I will be putting on top. Not mentioning of course, anyone who touches the surface will get dark blue dye on their fingers.I don't want that.I am not confident with painting it hence I used dust this way (which is probably not a good thing to do,,,,,, too late now though)
Is there anyway of SEALING the dust so they wont dye anything else which i may put on top or get blown onto other surfaces when I take the finish sugar work on the park for my child's birthday in 6 day's time?
I have thought of spraying alcohol on the surface to give moisture to the dust so it will likely to stick more but I am afraid this may create bloches.
Can anyone help please????????? oh, since this sugar work WON'T be eaten (my child wants to keep it for display, hence the birthday cake is separate to the sugar work), is there anything which one wouldn't put on fondant which I could possible use to seal the dust? Just a thought.
If you can help. I'd love to hear from you.
ps- just thought of using hairspray. I know, silly thought. But would it work????????