Tortess Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 2:56am
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Is there a difference between luster dust and the Wilton pearl dust? I know the pearl dust comes in a variety of colors; is luster dust the same way?

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BlakesCakes Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:07am
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The Wilton Pearl dusts are FDA approved "luster dusts". They're really pretty meak when it comes to adding color or pop.

I think they're pretty pricey for an inconvenient container and that fact that they're "meak".

Most luster dusts are non-toxic, but not FDA approved (they're not a food item but eating them won't hurt you). They come in dozens of colors.

Crystal Colors are FDA approved luster dusts and their pearl dust can be mixed with any of their FDA approved regular (matte) colors to make dozens of colors.

http://www.sugarpaste.com/colors/colors.htm

HTH
Rae

kakeladi Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 3:57pm
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.........Crystal Colors are FDA approved luster dusts and their pearl dust can be mixed with any of their FDA approved regular (matte) colors to make dozens of colors.
http://www.sugarpaste.com/colors/colors.htm ..........

Yes, I highly recommend them icon_smile.gif

justsweet Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:05pm
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global sugar art also sells FDA approved crystal colors


http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=995



CRYSTAL COLORS FACTS:
* CRYSTAL COLORS ARE MADE FROM 100% CERTIFIED FOOD COLOR.
* CRYSTAL COLORS CONTAIN NO FILLERS THAT WOULD DESTROY THE INTEGRITY OF THE COLORS.
* COLORS ARE USED FOR GUMPASTE FLOWERS,BUTTERCREAM FROSTING, FONDANT, WHITE CHOCOLATE AND OTHER APPLICATIONS (THERE'S NO BITTER TASTE).
* THE COLORS ARE VERY INTENSE SO A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY.
* THE COLORS COME IN EASY OPENING CONTAINERS.

Tortess Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 7:35pm
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Thanks so much for all your informative replies. It's been very helpful.

CareyI Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 7:50pm
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This is great information. thumbs_up.gif I just used some spray luster and the cake took the whole can and it was pricey. icon_cry.gif I am thinking this would be better. Can you mix it in a way that you can airbrush it on the whole cake?

justsweet Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by CareyI

This is great information. thumbs_up.gif I just used some spray luster and the cake took the whole can and it was pricey. icon_cry.gif I am thinking this would be better. Can you mix it in a way that you can airbrush it on the whole cake?





You can mix luster dust with vodka or clear rum then airbrush on your cake.
It just take a little dust with vodka (when mixed would like 2% milk).

I bought clear plastic bottle from Michaels with a pop up lid. I make a big batch and just shake it when I ready to airbrush. Make sure you keep the lid closed or the vodka will evaporate is this happens just a more vodka and shake luster dust is still their.

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