Petal Dust Vs. Powdered Food Coloring

Decorating By AnnieCahill Updated 14 Oct 2010 , 10:29am by AnnieCahill

AnnieCahill Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:23am
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I just wanted to know what the difference was between these two. I bought powdered food coloring today when maybe I should have bought petal dust.

I am making leaves and acorns out of marzipan for a fall cake I'm doing. Oddly enough, I saw a Martha Stewart/Julia Child wedding cake episode where she's dusting her marzipan with petal dust. I didn't realize she was using petal dust until after I bought the powdered food coloring.

It seems there is a significant price difference between the two and I was wondering what's the difference? Am I cool to use what I've already bought?


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Loucinda Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 2:49am
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Powdered food coloring has a LOT more color in it than the dusts do. You can possibly tone it down some by maybe adding some cornstarch to it?? (not sure about it, just a suggestion)

AnnieCahill Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 10:29am
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I was wondering about that. Thanks for the help!


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