classiccake Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 5:50am
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I bought disco dust in a 1 pound bag and it is just about gone.  My employees complained when they started using it because there was a filler in it and the dust was not nearly as sparkly?  We are about out and am wanting to find another source. I bought the pound from CK.  Any thoughts?

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Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 7:45am
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AUm, what do you use it on?

AlphaSierra Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 8:59am
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I can imagine this thread ending in a series of ''no,no,no,no,no''... ;)

diane706 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 5:43pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

Um, what do you use it on?

 

That wasn't her question.

 

 

I haven't seen it in bulk like you're asking about but I found a lot of companies that sell it at a discount if you buy 6 or more, 12 or more etc of the small 5g or 3g containers like this one http://www.discodusts.com/. I've never purchased anything from them but I was just trying to be helpful icon_wink.gif

jason_kraft Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 5:57pm
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AIf you will be using it on anything edible you'll need a food-safe product like crystal colors, I don't know if they sell in bulk but you can contact them and ask: http://www.sugarpaste.com/

Also available at: http://www.globalsugarart.com/crystal-colors-c-995.html

kimmisue2009 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:13pm
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If they are, they are unlikely to admit it.

AZCouture Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:22pm
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Originally Posted by classiccake 

I bought disco dust in a 1 pound bag and it is just about gone.  

icon_eek.gif Whoa! No one is bagging on you, just showing concern, so please don't get upset. Hopefully you already know it isn't edible, and you just make a LOT of decorations that are removed from the cake. :)

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:33pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

Um, what do you use it on?

 

 

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Originally Posted by diane706 

 

That wasn't her question.

 

 

I haven't seen it in bulk like you're asking about but I found a lot of companies that sell it at a discount if you buy 6 or more, 12 or more etc of the small 5g or 3g containers like this one http://www.discodusts.com/. I've never purchased anything from them but I was just trying to be helpful icon_wink.gif

AND? I just wanted to hear it from her that she isn't sprinkling it all over the cakes, since it is plastic. 

jason_kraft Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:35pm
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ALet's try to stay on topic here, OP now knows (if they didn't already) that disco dust is not food-safe so there's no point in discussing that topic any further.

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

If you will be using it on anything edible you'll need a food-safe product like crystal colors, I don't know if they sell in bulk but you can contact them and ask:
http://www.sugarpaste.com/

Also available at:
http://www.globalsugarart.com/crystal-colors-c-995.html

Unless I am mistaken, and I'm not ( ;-D ) Crystal colors aren't sparkly. 

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by classiccake 

I bought disco dust in a 1 pound bag and it is just about gone. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

icon_eek.gif Whoa! No one is bagging on you, just showing concern, so please don't get upset. Hopefully you already know it isn't edible, and you just make a LOT of decorations that are removed from the cake. :)

 

Exactly....  I buy my disco dust in 5 grams, so a pound is almost 91 of those little canisters. I thing of disco dust lasts me about 2 years...

 

 I know from another product I buy that weighs about 14 grams (1/2 of an ounce) that is a decent size bag. Multiply that by 32 and I would have no idea what to do with it all...   detective.gif

AZCouture Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 6:59pm

Oh I know! It looks like a tiny amount, but it lasts forever. I have a pot of rainbow dust, and it still has a lot left. Bought that pot at least 4 years ago. But I rarely use it.

diane706 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 8:49pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

 

 

AND? I just wanted to hear it from her that she isn't sprinkling it all over the cakes, since it is plastic. 


Oh gawd! AGAIN, it wasn't her question! This is why I RARELY post on CC! Please help others that need your advice without judging and going off topic! If they ask a specific question such as "Is this product "food safe?", then, by all means, DIG IN and give all your opinions!!

Annabakescakes Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 8:58pm
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Originally Posted by diane706 


Oh gawd! AGAIN, it wasn't her question! This is why I RARELY post on CC! Please help others that need your advice without judging and going off topic! If they ask a specific question such as "Is this product "food safe?", then, by all means, DIG IN and give all your opinions!!

I care, really, I do icon_rolleyes.gif

 

There is nothing wrong with educating about a product. Would you simply answer it if someone on a cake decoration forum ask where they can buy quality motor oil for cheap, because their bakery employees are complaining about the last batch they bought? 

diane706 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

If you will be using it on anything edible you'll need a food-safe product like crystal colors, I don't know if they sell in bulk but you can contact them and ask:
http://www.sugarpaste.com/

Also available at:
http://www.globalsugarart.com/crystal-colors-c-995.html

 

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

I care, really, I do icon_rolleyes.gif

 

There is nothing wrong with educating about a product. Would you simply answer it if someone on a cake decoration forum ask where they can buy quality motor oil for cheap, because their bakery employees are complaining about the last batch they bought? 


The OP never asked for your advice (or to be "educated") on a product! ...and "motor oil"?? Really??!

jason_kraft Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 9:38pm

APlease try to stay on topic here, if you want to bicker you are free to take it to PMs.

SystemMod2 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 10:19pm

To reiterate the original post of this thread :

 

I bought disco dust in a 1 pound bag and it is just about gone. My employees complained when they started using it because there was a filler in it and the dust was not nearly as sparkly? We are about out and am wanting to find another source. I bought the pound from CK. Any thoughts?

 

If anyone has some information as to where this member can find good quality disco dust (presemably in the USA) please share your thoughts.

 

Please don't derail the thread, guys.

diane706 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 10:34pm

My (original) thoughts exactly

DanaG21 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 10:57pm

Check out Chef Rubber they sell larger containers of it.  It's no where near a pound though!  Will your current supplier give you a discount if you buy in larger quantities?

diane706 Posted 12 Feb 2013 , 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by kimmisue2009 

If they are, they are unlikely to admit it.

One more thing... who the heck are you and how can you possibly qualify this ridiculous statement with actual facts?? *heavy sigh* Show me something that POSSIBLY may justify you giving such a strong opinion...jaw-dropping cake photos, amazing client testimonials, award winning cakes... prophecies from God.....anything??! Yeah, didn't think so! 

*snort*

classiccake Posted 13 Feb 2013 , 5:24pm

Just to qualify....we do an enormous amount of gumpaste work here. Thanks for your help everyone!

tinkerjones Posted 17 Apr 2013 , 8:53pm

ABC cake decorating on Phoenix az sells the rainbow disco glitter in a pound amount! You can order on their wed site and you can call them and ask them for other colors in that amount! I love this store!

SwtCanuck Posted 18 Apr 2013 , 2:07am

I would go with Chef Rubber as well. I took a few classes at a convention and that is where some big named cake stars get their stuff from! I ordered and got some great deals!

classiccake Posted 21 Apr 2013 , 2:21am

Thanks folks!

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