I love shimmer and shine. I cannot get enough! So when I was asked by a good friend for a recommendation on a tute for adding shimmer and shine to a cake I figured I would make one for her. (Love my Candace!)
Watch the video. Below is a text recap!
I began with a 6 inch round cake covered in homemade fondant and I added:
- Wilton Pink food color
- Americolor Super Red gel paste
- Americolor Chocolate Brown gel paste
Drier fondants are good for this technique. I used LMF because I wanted to. And again, I’m the Princess in my kitchen. 🙂
The cake is coated first with shortening (Crisco in this video, but you can use what is available to you), and then with two dusts combined:
- 1 full, small container of Cranberry Luster Dust from Global Sugar Art*
- Half of one small container of CK Products Super Pearl*
- BUT!!!! There is a new line of fully EDIBLE hybrid luster dusts on teh market and I’ve been working with them and I LOVE them! Scroll down…
I used a large, very soft makeup brush from the local Target to apply the dusts. The brush was only $2-$3 at most. Just check for it’s softness before you buy it. After using it on the cake, wash it thoroughly with dish soap and allow it to dry bristles up in a cup. Don’t use a brush that has been used for makeup. (Not that I think anyone would do that… but you never know.)
Work over parchment to catch the excess dust so you can keep scooping it up.
Have fun shimmering your cakes and please share them with me on my Facebook page if you use my techniques 🙂
Happy caking peeps!
*Note- Most luster dusts are not edible. But they are approved for non-edible decor that will be applied to cakes. Look for “edible” versions online like the ones listed above in my Amazon widget from Alan Tetreault. They are edbile hybrid lusters and I love them!. It is generally accepted to luster dust gumpaste lace applique and apply to the fondant without removing it prior to serving. You are welcome to make your own decisions and come to your own conclusions based on your regional regulating agency.
EDIBLE Hybrid Luster Dusts from Global Sugar Art: