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Welcome to our How To Lustre Series. We have videos and a Q&A section below to demonstrate how easy it is to master the use of our state of the art LUSTRES. 

Our Metallic Lustres are absolute game changers in the cake industry and have created a easy and time efficient to turn almost anything into a work of art. 

DUSTING: 

Lustres can be dusted onto: 
- Chocolate 
- Royal Icing 
- Fondant 
- Candy 

1. To dust our Metallic Lustres to a surface simply use a dense round brush. Our #14 Lustre brush is perfect for buffing Lustre into your sweet creations. 

2. Dip your brush into the lustre, and using circular motions buff the product into your sweet treat. 

LUSTRE FAQs:  popular questions asked about our Lustres 

Welcome to our How To Lustre Series. We have videos and a Q&A section below to demonstrate how easy it is to master the use of our state of the art LUSTRES. 

ALCOHOL- FREE ACTIVATOR INSTRUCTIONS:
Alcohol free activator sets dry to the touch ie. rub free. Which you cannot achieve this finish using rose spirit. Now it’s possible to bag up your cookies without worrying about your lustre smudging onto the cello bags.

Painting Large Surfaces:
1. Dip your brush into the activator and apply a thin layer onto the surface. Less is best. The less back and forth with the activator the better!
2. Using a Lustre Brush, apply lustre onto the wet area.
3. Once covered, use your dry Lustre Brush and brush away any leftover lustre.
P.S You will need 2 brushes for this technique. One wet and the other must be dry.

Painting Small Surfaces:
- Place the amount of lustre you need into your palette and add alcohol free activator. Mix until it forms a paint like consistency.
- This method is great for small surfaces such as raised fondant cookies and finer details. It works well on chilled swiss meringue buttercream Cover and Fondant Cake.
- Using our Wide Flat #5 brush apply activator in small sections with an upward stroke. Go over the wet area with a dry Wide Flat #5 brush and repeat this method once the whole cake is covered. Use the dry brush away loose dust. Stencil with our Alcohol Free Activator
- Dip your brush into the alcohol free activator and apply a thin layer onto the surface. Less is best. The less back and forth with the activator the better! Using a lustre brush apply lustre onto the wet area.
- Securely hold the stencil on the surface as you brush the alcohol free activator over the top. The stencil will become sticky and it will stay in place.- Take your dry brush and dab your lustre over the stencil and brush away any loose dust.
- When you are finished, slowly remove the stencil and admire your work of art !
- This method works on Ganache, Fondant and Buttercream. It will not work on Swiss Meringue Buttercream because of the oily surface.