Dragees ???

Decorating By ranbel Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 11:25am by ranbel

ranbel Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:05am
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For some reason, I thought I had heard that dragees had been outlawed or something like that. I have a cake to do for next month that has dragees on it.

My question is, can you get them or would it be safer to make silver icing and put the dots instead of using dragees? I'm not really sure how hard they are if you bite into them.

Can you get coloring to dye icing silver or do you just mix in the shimmer dust??

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SpringFlour Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:18am
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They're not illegal everywhere. I know they're illegal in CA, but I don't know about FL.

ranbel Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:20am
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Yeah, I was thinking it may be state specific and I think they are illegal in FL..if I remember correctly, I had asked my local cake supply store and I think that is where I got this info.

Nikkimaxleo Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:38am
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Why are they illegal?

artscallion Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:39am
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Here's a link to some specifics on dragee availability...

http://tinyurl.com/2c4e333

ranbel Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:02am
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Ok, since I can't use dragees, what about the silver effect? Can you tint bc with the silver luster dust or is there a better way?

Thanks for your help icon_razz.gif

SpringFlour Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:14am
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You can make fondant pearls and paint them with a mixture of silver dust and vodka. The luster dust will not color buttercream the way you want it to.

ranbel Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:20am
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Ok, thanks springflour - I had not thought of making them out of fondant...that's what CC is for.

Again, thanks for your help...off to bed now, I'm 3 hrs ahead of ya.

KoryAK Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:31am
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They are not illegal. Just some over-zealous lawyers in California (and possibly other states, IDK) who have scared sellers so bad that they choose not to sell there. You should be able to order them from somewhere or have a friend in a "safe" state send you some.

SpringFlour Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:40am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KoryAK

They are not illegal. Just some over-zealous lawyers in California (and possibly other states, IDK) who have scared sellers so bad that they choose not to sell there. You should be able to order them from somewhere or have a friend in a "safe" state send you some.




Companies will NOT ship to California. If you have a friend out of state, perhaps they could buy some for you and mail them, but suppliers won't do it.

cakeflake80 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:56am
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I don't think they are illegal in FL. I buy mine on ebay and every seller has a large message saying they will not ship them to CA, however I have never seen anything about FL.

jerseygirlNga Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:02am
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I am in Georgia and I won't swear to it...but I don't believe they are illegal in Florida since my fondant supplier (in FL) sells dragees.

ranbel Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 11:25am
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I went to this link and FL is listed as one of the 6 states. I think I will play it safe us make fondant beads.

I apprciate all your help.

http://tinyurl.com/2c4e333

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