Petal Dusts And Lusters - Edible Versus Non-Edible - Toxic?

Decorating By Cake-Girl1968 Updated 13 Apr 2008 , 8:04pm by Cake-Girl1968

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 1:53pm
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I'm confused.

I went to buy some dusts to decorate fondant for a Wizard of Oz cake being served to children. Then I read that most of them state they are for non-edible decorations which would be nothing on my cake with kids!
There were FDA approved dusts but they were not the fun shiny ones.

Does anyone have any thoughts, advice, comments on this subject?

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JanH Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 5:28pm
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Here's a pretty comprehensive article by ShirleyW on the difference in petal, luster, highlight and Disco dusts:


Cake-Girl1968 Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 8:04pm
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Thank you for the article!

I'm still confused though. If I understand correctly, the only approved for eating dusts are the matte ones.

So what about these fondant silver and gold shiny cakes I see - how are they made?

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