Dusts

Decorating By PinkLisa Updated 11 Oct 2009 , 3:46pm by Horselady

PinkLisa Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:36pm
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What's the difference between all these dusts -- petal, pearl, luster, platinum, shimmer, and crystal colors? There are so many chooses I don't know which one to pick.

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favrtdtr Posted 7 May 2009 , 10:47pm
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Yeah, I'd like to know this one too icon_smile.gif

AlanT Posted 8 May 2009 , 1:07pm
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It does get confusing. Here goes...
Petal Dusts have a flat finish and can be applied with a brush dry or diluted with water and applied.

Luster Dusts leave a shiny finish and can be applied dry or mixed with Lemon Extract or a clear alcohol like Vodka or EverClear to apply.

Platinum and pearl dusts look white but reflect a color. So, violet pearl will reflect violet tones on the cake. Silver Platinum will reflect silver tones. Pearls dust are labeled non-toxic like all the petal and luster dusts. Platinum Dusts are FDA approved for food use.

Crystal Colors is a brand name. Their colors are all FDA approved for food use and can also be used as a food coloring. This link will give you more info on Crystal Colors line of Product http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=995

Hope this helps.

Alan

favrtdtr Posted 8 May 2009 , 9:50pm
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Alan - you are truly WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for the education - I appreciate it. icon_smile.gif

umgrzfn Posted 8 May 2009 , 9:55pm
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This is great. I was wondering this myself. Thanks for posting!

ThreeDGirlie Posted 8 May 2009 , 10:09pm
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Thanks for the info! I was confused about all of these dusts as well.

PinkLisa Posted 12 May 2009 , 11:59am
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Thank you Alan!!! Now I can choose intelligentlyicon_smile.gif

msulli10 Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:01pm
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Thanks.

cricket0616 Posted 12 May 2009 , 12:17pm
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Are all these dust considered edible? I see where some are FDA approved and non-toxic. Just want to make sure I don't poison anyone.

PinkLisa Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:09pm
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Now I'm looking under Platinum dusts and I see several different types of Silver -- Brillant, Glitter, Satin and Silk. What's the difference between those?

AlanT Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:50pm
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The difference in the Platinum line is the particle size. The glitter will have a larger particle size than the silk. These dusts are all very close in appearance. It is a matter of personal preference and trying the products. Alan

PinkLisa Posted 12 May 2009 , 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by AlanT

The difference in the Platinum line is the particle size. The glitter will have a larger particle size than the silk. These dusts are all very close in appearance. It is a matter of personal preference and trying the products. Alan


Alan -- so in order of largest to smallest it would be Glitter, Brillant, Satin, Silk?

AlanT Posted 12 May 2009 , 5:39pm
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I will check on this for you. I am not certain of the order.
Alan

Horselady Posted 11 Oct 2009 , 3:46pm
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what about twinkle?disco dust? how do you apply that? I see it comes in a larger size so do you need more of it to cover the same area, or is it just sold that way?

I gather it is more "sparkley" than luster dust? so should the finish look "wet" when it is done or is it more like luster dust with just a nice shimmer?

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