I have recently started to work on sugar flowers and was looking at buying some good petal dusts. I am an ardent follower of Alan dunn and while he suggests sugar flair as the best petal dusts to work with, it does kinda seem a lil too expensive for me since i need to get them shipped from the UK. Is there any petal dust brand that matches the quality of sugarflair in the US? Does crystal color have a similar quality or is there any other. GSA has crystal colors and Ck. Please advice.
yes all those brands are good. just get the colors that you want in whichever brand is available to you. really no need at all to get petal dusts shipped from the UK if you're in the US, unless you just want to spend $.
Now that FDA, edible dusts are available, it's a good idea to invest in them. They're versatile because you can actually color icing with them or add some edible pearl dust to them and create custom lusters--and you never have to worry if someone chooses to eat that gum paste flower.......
Crystal Colors by sugarpaste.com
Precious Powders from cakeconnection.com
Elite colors from thesugarart.com
I haven't used sugarflair but I'm a big fan of Crystal Colors. They're very concentrated so a little goes a long way, and the texture is smoother and goes on better than most brands.