Where To Find Large Quantities Of Luster Dust?

Decorating By TheNerdyBaker Updated 20 Jul 2014 , 11:46pm by costumeczar

TheNerdyBaker Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 8:40am
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Hey guys and gals!

 

So I am getting ever so sick of buying a bunch of those small 2 oz fun size bottles of my metallic luster dusts.  Does anyone happen to have a place where I can find them in larger sizes?

 

I was watching a video not too long ago of a woman who pipes metallic piping gel, and she dipped into a container of gold dust the size of a large soda from McDonalds.  

 

Any help would be awesome.

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vldutoit Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 11:16am
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AI remember seeing it in larger containers on an online store somewhere. I search so many I cannot remember where, but for some reason CK sticks out in my mind. Try googling Kitchen Krafts, I buy a lot of things from them and perhaps you will find what you are looking for. Hth

ibmoser Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 2:32pm
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Chef Rubber sells 50 gram containers of many of their colors.  Julie Bashore also sells larger containers - her website is sugar art school and she calls it twinkle sprinkle.  I'm sure there are even larger amounts somewhere. 

-K8memphis Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 2:43pm
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AWow super sized -- get the fries --

maybenot Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 9:58pm
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Just a note:  Pretty certain that "twinkle sprinkle" is DISCO DUST--not for human consumption, no matter where else it's used in life.

 

You can buy larger quantities of EDIBLE luster dusts at sugardelites.com  and sugarpaste.com

 

If you contact Edward at thesugarart.com  I'm sure he can package something for you in a larger size.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 18 Jul 2014 , 10:50pm
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Yes. Or as Alton would say, plastic glitter is definitely NOT "Good Eats."

costumeczar Posted 19 Jul 2014 , 1:33am
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I get 2 oz jars of it from Pfeil and Holing. When I got down to the end of one jar I just marked it "paint" and I pour vodka directly into it to make paint out of it, super convenient beasue you can just put the lid back on and you don't waste any of it. http://www.cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=126

 

They make the 2 oz jars in pearl gold, champagne, silver...not sure which other ones they have, those are the ones that I have.

maybenot Posted 19 Jul 2014 , 3:55am
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Here you go--1.75 oz. of edible Super pearl for $45  You can "pearlize" any other edible dust by mixing it with this, too.

 

http://www.sugardelites.com/Sterling-Pearl-Super-Pearl-50g-KOSHER_p_1537.html

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 19 Jul 2014 , 1:54pm
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ADunno. I got the impression that the OP was looking for 50-pound bags of the stuff.

TheNerdyBaker Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 7:25am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 
 

I get 2 oz jars of it from Pfeil and Holing. When I got down to the end of one jar I just marked it "paint" and I pour vodka directly into it to make paint out of it, super convenient beasue you can just put the lid back on and you don't waste any of it. http://www.cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=126

 

They make the 2 oz jars in pearl gold, champagne, silver...not sure which other ones they have, those are the ones that I have.

 

Pfeil and Holing was PERFECT!  The 2 oz jars are exactly what I am looking for.  I saw all the metallics available there except bronze.

 

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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl 

Dunno. I got the impression that the OP was looking for 50-pound bags of the stuff.

 o.O 

 

No just a tad larger than the 2 gram bottles.

 

I have no idea what a person would even do with that much dust.

 

Every cake for the next  year would have to be golden lol

costumeczar Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 1:18pm
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I love Pfeil and Holing.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 1:48pm
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I love Pfeil and Holing.

Hmm. I've never Pfeil and Holed. How exactly does one Pfeil and Hole?

(Couldn't resist that old chestnut, [url=http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/10/02/like-kipling/]which was originally about Kipling[/url], and also works for Joplin.)

maybenot Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 7:08pm
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Because I often use luster dust to dry dust entire cakes or large items that will be consumed, I only use EDIBLE dust now that it's available.

costumeczar Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 7:20pm
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Nontoxic types are fine for decor items, and really, with the small amount that you'd get if people actually did eat the fondant (which they don't most of the time no matter what we tell them) it's not such a big deal.

 

Considering that Disco Dust comes up when you search for edible luster dust, I'd argue the edible classification unless it's an FDA approved product, too. I know that Crystal Colors makes an FDA approved luster, are there other brands too?

maybenot Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 8:56pm
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Yes, the Sterling dust I mention above is FDA approved, made by Edward Frys at thesugarart.com  The website stinks, but if you call, they have every color under the rainbow.  Jennifer at sugardelites.com carries a lot of them [that's the link I provided]

 

Pristine Powders at The Cake Connection   http://www.cakeconnection.com/catalog.php?item=4180  are FDA approved & edible.  Dianne Simmons is wonderful to work with.  I think right now she may be on her way to the ICES convention.

 

Globalsugarart.com carries edible luster. Alan calls it "hybrid"??  He also has some of the Sterling Pearls.

 

And, as you mentioned, Beth Parvu has Crystal Colors at sugarpaste.com

 

Might be others, but these are the sources I use.

costumeczar Posted 20 Jul 2014 , 11:46pm
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If they would just stop labeling plastic glitter as edible I would be satisfied. I'll check out those other products. The "hybrid" thing makes me suspicious too! Really, all luster and petal dusts are edible, the quantities that you'd be ingesting aren't going to do anything to you. But by the same token, rocks and dirt are also edible.

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