SarahBim Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 2:34am
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Hey cake friends!  Where is the best place to purchase black disco dust for the best price?  Thanks so much in advance!

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cakeart105 Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 11:21am
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Hi, I get mine from Tomsann Cake Art Supplies under the "glitters" category...they have so much to offer. Here's a link to her site http://stores.ebay.com/Tomsann-Cake-Art-Supplies

SarahBim Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 2:40pm
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AThank you! When you are using the 5 gram jar of disco dust, how fast does it go? I have 125 small masquerade masks that are going to be cupcake toppers that I need to cover with the dust. How many jars do I need to get?

cakeart105 Posted 2 Nov 2012 , 6:04pm
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If your masks are about 1-1/2" wide by 1" tall and heavily coated ... I would think one jar would do about 10-15 masks ... more if the coating of disco dust is lighter. Be sure to ask Tomsann Cake Art Supplies for the total cost before you pay...they give a good shipping discount when purchasing multiple items!!

ApplegumPam Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 4:11am
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Make sure when you are dusting them that you do it on a large plate lined with parchment paper or something else that is SMOOTH - as opposed to say using a paper towel.

 

You actually use much more disco dust the apply it than what actually stays on the piece.
You need to coat the area you want 'disco-dust' on with tylose glue/piping gel etc and then you sprinkle the dust over - it doesn't work if you try and apply it with a paintbrush like you would a petal dust.

 

So, if you are able to turn each piece over and gently shake to remove excess dust - then it is an easy job to re-use the dust if it is simple a matter of folding your parchment carefully to make a 'channel' to pop it back into a jar (best NOT to use the original jar) - cross-contamination and all that :)
 

SarahBim Posted 3 Nov 2012 , 6:53am
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Thank you so much!  I truly appreciate the help!

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