Is Wilton Pearl Dust Safe To Eat/ Be Added To Royal Icing?

Baking By RachieRach Updated 6 Feb 2010 , 7:16pm by Texas_Rose

RachieRach Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:27pm
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I've been asked to make silver and purple heart shaped cookes for a wedding. I've never tired to add pearl dust to royal icing but was wondering if it is even safe to eat. The packaging doesn't say it isn't but doesn't actually say it is either.


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Kiddiekakes Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:30pm
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I don't think the wilton pearl dusts are meant to be consumed..However I don't think anyone will get sick either....Adding it to RI will not give you a pearl effect...Best bet is to spray the cookies with PME Pearl spray (Which smells like heaven and leaves a cloudy of pearl ha!ha!) or airbrush them pearl after they are all done.

RachieRach Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 4:31pm
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Thanks kiddiekakes!

Texas_Rose Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 7:16pm
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The Wilton pearl dusts are FDA approved which means they can be eaten.

Wilton's silver dust isn't chrome-looking like the other brands though, it's more of a glittery gray and will look like dust (not pearl dust, dusty dust icon_razz.gif) on light colored frosting.

Kiddiekakes is right, if you mix it with icing it just blends in, but you can brush pearl dust over a dry surface for a glittery look.

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