The Demise Of Edable Art & The Perfect Gold Lustre!!

Decorating By Kakie Updated 28 Jul 2014 , 4:31pm by Siany01

Kakie Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 6:11pm
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Hi All!

 

I used to religously use "Golden Rose" by Adable Art  a perfect antique gold colour, but we all know what happened to Edable art, so now I'm stuck for a NICE antique gold colour!

 

I've tried everything I can find......like "Rainbow dust", "Sugarflair", a brand called "Creative", bronze colours and several others, but they're all too yellowey of coppery. I've even rang several ********** suppliers and asked if they know of a similar alternative but still no joy!

 

For my own wedding I had to resort to using inedible gold and made anything with gold on dummy tiers!

But I now have a couple of customers wedding cakes I need to spray gold (who would be less than understanding about the idea of dummy tiers and inedible gold!), and I've had no luck with my search to find a replacement colour :(

 

Did anyone else use the same colour?

Can anyone suggest a similar alternative?

 

I'm in the the uk so a uk supply would be ideal but thinking a US import may be necessary (although woudl have to be really quick to order it!)

 

Thanks, Katie

 

12 replies
Siany01 Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 6:15pm
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AHave you looked at Claire Bowmen dusts? I have a gold that's really nice but not sure it's the shade you'd be looking for. Worth a look though.

Kakie Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 7:09pm
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I have just ordered, plus one other that was on the cake decorating companys website, but fear they may also be rather yellow, so any other ideas also welcome!

Siany01 Posted 24 Jul 2014 , 7:22pm
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I also have a rainbow dust twist click brush in dark gold.  That's probably closer to antique gold I would think.

gemini1959 Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 12:08am
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AHi...is edible art gone? I am in Canada but went to the cake show in Birmingham last November. I was sure that's the booth I bought my dusts from.

Kakie Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 7:09am
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Everyone who used to stock the edable art says it's been discontinued and they cant supply it any more, then when I look up the company I cant find them on the internet, but there's all the news reports about how they've been fined £18k for selling edible glitter. It's not clear if her luster dusts have the same problem, but I can only presume that she folded the company because of the cost of the fine and the fear of getting so many irate customers on the phone.

Kakie Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 7:10am
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p.s. the article for the fines is from March this year, so after the show you went to

Siany01 Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 8:17am
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AEdable art were at cake international in Birmingham last year and at London this April, prime spot just as you walk in the door :/

DaysCakes Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 9:45am
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As Siany says - first (very large) stand you see when you came through the doors at ExCel International.  I was very unimpressed!  I did my bit however and spoke very loudly about their £13k fine for selling ground up plastic mixed with other items because it was not proven that it would pass through the body as claimed.  I'm cross because I went to Cake International in April.  Here's what trading standards said:

http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/extra/news-item.cfm/newsid/1441

 

I threw out all my stuff ages ago.  It amounted to around £30 of stuff.  I was disappointed to see so many people buying it at the exhibition.

Kakie Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 11:23am
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Ok, I've just rung the number on the pot (why didnt I think of that before, doh!) And they say the golden rose glitter isnt edible as it contains copper and zinc which although are naturally occuring in foods in trace amount arent recomended to be eaten in large quantities (when I've googled it, excess consumption can apparently cause toxic side effects!).

 

I'm really surprised they are still actively marketing their products to cake decorators, very disappointing!

DaysCakes Posted 25 Jul 2014 , 12:22pm
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Originally Posted by Kakie 
 

Ok, I've just rung the number on the pot (why didnt I think of that before, doh!) And they say the golden rose glitter isnt edible as it contains copper and zinc which although are naturally occuring in foods in trace amount arent recomended to be eaten in large quantities (when I've googled it, excess consumption can apparently cause toxic side effects!).

 

I'm really surprised they are still actively marketing their products to cake decorators, very disappointing!

For sure!  If you are in the UK ....come on over to the UK thread.  There will be lots of advice re UK suppliers on there!

Kathy

Kakie Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 4:24pm
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Sian, I've received the Claire Bowman gold dust, but have you read the label?

It says it's non-edible!!

 

Katie

Siany01 Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 4:30pm
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Hmm don't know if you have a different one to me but mine is edible.

 

its Claire Bowman, Lustre Dust Pearl, Bright Gold.  It says on the side 'product for the decoration of food', Apply directly to the product you wish to add colour to or apply with a brush.

 

I used it for my assessment piece for college so had to make sure It was all edible.

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