Gold Highlighter/ultra Dust

Decorating By preciosa225 Updated 22 Aug 2009 , 1:46am by BlakesCakes

preciosa225 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 1:59pm
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I have a question regarding highlighter/ultra dust. I have seen many cakes with decorations right on the fondant that appear to be done with these dusts. However, on the bottles and advertisements they state "For use on NON-EDIBLE items. Is there something else (other than gold leaf which is really expensive) that is used to get the same effect on cakes? Is this highlighter/ultra dust safe on the fondant? Is it edible or not? I'm confused....Please help!

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BlakesCakes Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 1:46am
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No, neither gold nor silver HIGHLIGHTER dusts is edible. It's to be used for decoration only, so pieces painted with it must be removed before serving/eating.

There are some gold & silver luster dusts that are non-toxic and that's a personal judgment call.

I like Crystal Colors Pearlized Bright Silver dust. It's FDA approved & edible. It looks white in the container, but once mixed with clear drinking alcohol or lemon extract, it's a bright silver. The gold is the same way.


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