Dust Cooking Definition
We have two meanings here for dust in our cooking world and they would be…
Means to top or decorate a dessert or lightly sprinkling a fine layer of a powdered or granulated ingredient onto food with a fine coating of icing sugar or cocoa powder.
This is done by using a fine sieve and sifting the icing or powder through.
For example, a cake may be dusted with sugar, icing sugar (powdered sugar), or spices as a final decoration or to add flavour.
Cake Pan Dusting
Dust can also refer to the process of dusting a baking pan with flour in preparation for cooking.
See Greasing and Flouring a Pan.
Some refer to this as to Dredge, but the two are completely different.
How to Dust Cakes
We are using icing sugar here.
- Place the cake gently on top of a cooling rack.
- Pour some icing sugar into a dry mixing bowl then stir and smash it to remove any lumps.
- Carefully pour the sugar into your sifter or sieve. Hold it over another emplty bowl to catch the excess.
- Hold the sifter or strainer over the cake and then gently shake out or sift the sugar onto the cake until it’s evenly covered with a fine layer of sugar.
Dusting a cake
Dusting a Bundt Cake.
How to make a cake decorating dusting bag
This guide will show you how to make a cake decorating dusting bag using only powdered sugar and corn starch.