Applying Pearl Dust to Candy

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Wilton Pearl Dust is a food-safe powder that creates lustrous highlights with a glittering look. Just brush dry onto finished candies or paint with a mixture of Pearl Dust and Wilton Pure Lemon Extract. Your candies will sparkle and shine with just a few brushstrokes!


  • Pearl Dust™ (Use your favorite colors or combine to make custom colors)
  • Pure Lemon Extract (optional)t

Techniques Used

  • Molding Candy


  • 7 pc. Deluxe Brush Set
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Measuring Spoons


step 1

For painting, make mixture. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 teaspoon Pearl Dust with 1/4 teaspoon Wilton Pure Lemon Extract. Dissolve the Pearl Dust completely in the extract before painting.

step 2

Paint mixture or brush dry Pearl Dust onto candies. For fine detail, use a round tip brush. For larger areas, use a wider, flat brush. Let dry.