If you want your cookies to really shine with lots of pretty color and sparkle, learn how to use luster dust! It's easy to use and makes cookies look extra special.

Updated September 06, 2017

All About Luster Dust

Luster dust is a decorative powder used in cake and candy decorating to add color and sparkle. It adds a pretty sheen to your desserts, making them look like they came straight from the bakery!

Despite the stunning look luster dust gives, the technique for applying is actually surprisingly simple. If you want your desserts to stand out from the crowd at your next cookie exchange, dinner party, or any other holiday activity, this is the secret to success that you should use.

We'll show you how to decorate cookies, but don't stop here! Think outside the box and dream up creative ways to add sparkly details to other desserts. Your cakes, cookies, and candies will look better than ever!

Step 1: Use a Stencil

Choose a favorite stencil, and place it over dried cookie icing. The area inside the stencil will receive a gorgeous sheen thanks to the luster dust used in step 2. Here, a cute Christmas tree stencil is used atop an ornament cookie.

Step 2: Apply Luster Dust

Fill the stencil with luster dust using a paintbrush. Just dip the clean paintbrush in the dust, and smooth onto the cookie in the spaces of the stencil. Remove the stencil from the cookie, and you'll see a beautiful, clean design that truly shines.

More Ways to Use Luster Dust

Shooting Star Cookies

Little Dippers

Sugar Cookie Star Cutouts

Triangle Santa Sugar Cookies

Half-Moon Santa Almond Sugar Cookies

 


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