The Difference In Petal, Luster, Highlight And Disco Dusts

Decorating By ShirleyW Updated 15 Apr 2007 , 2:04am by stephanie214

ShirleyW Posted 21 Jan 2007 , 4:43pm
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Thanks for this post! I was actually going to search today for a post on this same topic so that I didn't have to make another post asking the same question. (did that make sense?) icon_smile.gif

THANK YOU!!




Your welcome. I thought it would be helpful to have one thread on this subject since it is a question I see asked nearly every day on CC by new dust users.

ShirleyW Posted 30 Jan 2007 , 10:58pm
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One thing I would like to add to this thread is a wonderful tip I got from a customer service person at Creative Cutters in Canada. To get a true shiny gold or a true shiny silver (almost like chrome) mix gold luster dust with Super Pearl luster dust, thin with alcohol and paint on dried gumpaste or fondant. I use about 2 parts gold to 1 part Super Pearl.

And for the silver I use Nu Silver luster dust with the Super Pearl luster dust in the same ratio.

It really makes a big difference in the shine. With just Nu Silver by itself it comes out almost like Pewter, but by adding the Super Pearl it changes it to a bright, shiny silver. Try both of the mixtures, I think you will be amazed at how well it works.

gmcakes Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 9:52pm
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Thank you evryone for the clarification on the differences in the dust that are available!

My only question is...Where are the disco and pixie dust available? They have something in the CC store called "sparkle dust", is this the same?

missyek Posted 5 Feb 2007 , 10:47pm
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Thank you evryone for the clarification on the differences in the dust that are available!

My only question is...Where are the disco and pixie dust available? They have something in the CC store called "", is this the same?




No, Pixie and Disco dusts are different from Sparkle dusts. The pixie and disco dusts are really like real glitter and have a high degree of shine and sparkle.

The cakecentral sparkle dusts are almost identical to other brands pixie dusts

gmcakes Posted 6 Feb 2007 , 3:27am
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Thank you so much...I will have to look into purchasing the disco dust! I just loved the shine I saw on the cake at the Austin Show!

flayvurdfun Posted 18 Feb 2007 , 2:40pm
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Good info! Cool!

Chiara Posted 20 Feb 2007 , 11:35pm
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Ok now I have a question. A product that was brought up earlier was edible lacquer?
What is it? Does it seal cakes to stop dark colours from bleeding onto your cakes and other colours?
Where is it available?
I have been hoping to find some sort of sealer to deal with bleeding or blacks, reds, dark browns etc. I am hoping that this might be the answer.
Can anyone tell me?

FaithsPlace Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 1:59am
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Thanks for the tips! I love anything that sparkels, I am going to have to get my hands on some of that pixie dust...do you know where I can find it? I have looked at the different shimmers at local stores and all I have found is shimmer. Thanks for the help!! icon_biggrin.gif

missyek Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 2:23am
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check out all the cc dusts right here at the cakecentral.com shop

http://shop.cakecentral.com

Sorry, can;t help with the edible laquer--have never used it.

FaithsPlace Posted 22 Feb 2007 , 2:32am
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Oh, thank you!! I will check out those sites icon_smile.gif

imaginecakes Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:03pm
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That is so strange! I just saw Disco dusts on one of the cake supply websites today and I was wondering what they were! I'm so glad I came to the forum today!

Thanks!

ShirleyW Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 10:30pm
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Originally Posted by Chiara

Ok now I have a question. A product that was brought up earlier was edible lacquer?
What is it? Does it seal cakes to stop dark colours from bleeding onto your cakes and other colours?
Where is it available?
I have been hoping to find some sort of sealer to deal with bleeding or blacks, reds, dark browns etc. I am hoping that this might be the answer.
Can anyone tell me?




I use edible laquer to spray on gumpaste displays that I plan to keep awhile. I have heard of mixing gold or silver luster dusts with edible laquer for painting gumpaste or fondant trims. I don't think you would want to use it sprayed on an entire cake and I don't know that it could seal icing to keep the color from bleeding. It has a strong smell, even though it says edible, I would think you could taste it if it were used on something meant to be eaten.

cakesbykitty Posted 12 Mar 2007 , 12:13am
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DOUBLE DARN IT! I just placed an order from sugarcraft for some dusts, saw the disco dust, had a flash back to bell bottom pants and said "huh, wonder what that is" and didn't order any. Guess I'll be checking it out. Beryls', Sam's, and Sugarcraft watch out, Kitty's shoppin'!!!!

Zmama Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 12:25am
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So, how do the CC dusts compare?

missyek Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 5:21am
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So, how do the compare?




Compared to other luster and sparkle dusts (I don't have CC pearl dust), CC dusts are great! But, unfortunately they do not carry the pixie/disco dusts...yet. I hope that Heath and Jackie would consider that for future items. thumbs_up.gif

Zmama Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 5:34am
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Sorry, my mistake. What I meant was not quality, but type. We know what luster dusts are, but what is Sparkle or Pearl compared to? Is it pixie/disco, or something else? I was looking to order, but didn't know what the difference between those two was, their coverage (color), etc.

cakesbykitty Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 6:50am
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in one of the earlier posts someone said to sprinkle it or blow it over a cake for shimmer.... but on cakes by sam it says the area should be wet down first... surely you don't do that to put it on the whole cake?

missyek Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 11:56am
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Originally Posted by Zmama

Sorry, my mistake. What I meant was not quality, but type. We know what are, but what is Sparkle or Pearl compared to? Is it pixie/disco, or something else? I was looking to order, but didn't know what the difference between those two was, their coverage (color), etc.




Okay! Got ya! Pearl dust is like luster dust-just a pearly white color. Exact sam consistency and is used the same way. Pearl dust is great for pearls used on wedding cakes and such. I actually like to mix it with petal dusts (which have a matte finish) to give the petal dusts the look of luster dust.

Sparkle dust is said to have a larger grain size than luster, but I don't really see it. It has a higher sparkle than luster, but is essentially the same and used the same way.

Pixie and disco are completely different. They are like fine glitter. They come in a wide variety of colors. I use it the same way as luster dusts or by placing some in my hand and blowing it across the cake. I never wet down any area that I am blowing it on--don't worry those little suckers will stick! But I also do mix it with vodka to paint (my tiara is done that way) or I do mix some luster dust and pixie dust together to paint (the pillow the tiara is sitting on). If you want extreme sparkle, pixie dusts are the way to go! thumbs_up.gif

Does that help any?

cakecarol Posted 15 Mar 2007 , 10:19pm
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Now I have to buy some of this pixie dust....it sounds great and I have to try it!....thanks for passing on your knowledge to new decorators like me...I appreciate it! icon_rolleyes.gif [/quote][/center]

stephanie214 Posted 15 Apr 2007 , 2:04am
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Here is a link that will help also

http://www.cakevisions.com/DustingPowders.htm

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