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post #46 of 58

Here are some links that could be helpful... 

 

Chalk:

http://www.amazon.com/Toxic-Pastel-Assorted-Colors-Square/dp/B008JRKKI8/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1364387817&sr=1-1&keywords=artist+chalk+non+toxic

 

Containers:

http://www.amazon.com/SE-87136DB-30-Piece-Plastic-Container/dp/B0036C0RT8/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

 

The containers look like they are fixed in, but they aren't... they come out... but it keeps them nice and stored...

post #47 of 58

Thank you for posting those links. AAtKT

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post #48 of 58

Hi,

The best way to make luster dust from any matt color used is to add some pearl dust to the color. I have done this with all of my colors, no need to go and buy special luster dust. That way you will always have matching luster dust to whatever color you are working with. I know this works with the chalk as well as the petal dust you can buy. icon_smile.gif

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post #49 of 58

Any 2$ shop, or try Sam's wharehouse - plenty. i even use the old wilton gel paste containers to store petal dust

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post #50 of 58

can I use Soft Pastels artist chalk or must the chalk be hard

post #51 of 58

The pastels must be the hard, chalk type--definitely not the soft, oil based pastels.

post #52 of 58

You want the soft artist pastel chalk. The hard chalk will take forever to grind, and Im not sure how smoothly it would dust on, might be too gritty.

And of course you want to make sure it's the soft chalk pastel, not soft oil pastel :)

post #53 of 58
Just wanted to add I bought a seT of 24 nontoxic chalk and 8 of the containers for exactly 6.69. That's with the coupon. I bought small numbers just I could see how I liked it. Works wonderfully.

The brand I got is Sargent. I got mine from Hobby Lobby in the paint section. It's a good deal to me. Petal dusts at my cake supply is like 4.99 for one. Especially since I'm only using it on gumpaste which isn't going to be eaten
post #54 of 58

First and foremost, thank you for your and your husband service to our nation, and thank you for posting how to make petal dust, I live in an area that it is almost impossible to purchase any and I have projects that require the petal dust.  If you have any other great saving ideas please post them.

 

V/r

Nancy

post #55 of 58

This sounds like a great idea but I thought about using powdered sugar and coloring it with food coloring, letting it harden (or baking it) and then grind it like chalk to use.... I'm not sure if this would work but for the sake of saving some $$$$ I think it may be worth a shot too.... I thought of flour but I'm afraid since it's a grain, that making it damp would cause it to mold.... When I do this, I'll let you guys know how it turns out. I don't see where it would be a problem using the non toxic chalk since most gum paste decor have wires and you wouldn't eat them anyway, but you never know with people. That's why I have a clause in my contract. I make all of my customers aware that such things could be used in decorations of their cakes but there is always some one who tries to defy the information they are given.

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post #56 of 58

This is the most genius idea!!! 

post #57 of 58
If you do this version, I'd suggest using organic.
post #58 of 58
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Originally Posted by jeking View Post

I personally don't do this, but I know cake decorators who use powdered eyeshadow in place of luster dust. They only use it on decoration that are almost never eaten anyway. I did use some on a dummy cake for the flowers and it works just like luster dust/pearl dust. Sometimes I wonder if it isn't just as safe ingesting a miniscule amount of stuff that you put on your eyes, for goodness sakes??

If you do this version, I'd suggest using organic icon_smile.gif
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