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post #16 of 50
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Originally Posted by suttle

I hope this doesn't sound dumb.....can either the luster or highlighter dusts be used on fondant or buttercream (vs just gumpaste)?



Denise, I have used luster dust on BC before--fairly easy. It works a lot easier if you mix it with a clear extract or alcohol and paint it on--and yes, a good quality soft brush. Doing it dry gets a bit gummy. Fondant would be the same as gumpaste, so yup, definitely dry or painted on. And the same goes for color gels--mix those with a clear extract or alcohol and paint away--on BC or fondant. thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 50
Use an old salt shaker to spread the stuff around. I'm not sure what the consistency of disco dust is but if it's too big, get yerself a mortle and pestle. I use an old shaker for otherwise useless Wilton Shimmer dusts and now I don't have to toss it in the trash.
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post #18 of 50
Disco and Pixie dusts are actually a super fine consistency/texture--so no need to gind them up. thumbs_up.gif
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post #19 of 50
Cake Central has the best price anywhere.. even with international shipping (which i might add is very low)
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As the self-proclaimed Disco glitter queen (rarely does a cake leave my door without some!), I can tell you that they are considered non-toxic - however, the worst they are going to do to you is give you glittery poo lol! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

Edited to add - I have 48 pots - (in about 35 different colours), and they last a long time, I just put some in the lid and tap it very gently as I move across the cake to sprinkle mine - works great!
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post #20 of 50
How are disco and pixie dusts edible if they say non-toxic on the jars? These are okay to paint/dust on edible stuff? I thought they only went on flowers and things you were not going to eat?????
post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by kathy-mi

How are disco and pixie dusts edible if they say non-toxic on the jars? These are okay to paint/dust on edible stuff? I thought they only went on flowers and things you were not going to eat?????



They are the same as luster dusts--non-toxic. They are considered edible in the UK, just the FDA has marked them as non-toxic for the US. As long as one person does not eat entire jars at one time, a little bit dusted on a cake should be fine. Most people have probably eaten more crayons in their life time. icon_lol.gif
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post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by kathy-mi

How are disco and pixie dusts edible if they say non-toxic on the jars? These are okay to paint/dust on edible stuff? I thought they only went on flowers and things you were not going to eat?????



lustre dusts are exactly the same, but we paint plenty of that onto cakes that are meant to be eaten, right?! I think because in the UK we've been using such things on cakes for a lot longer than you guys in the US, we are more relaxed about it - no-one has gotten ill from a little sparkle on their cake, you won't be eating whole pots of glitter or lustre (well, I hope not icon_lol.gif )!
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post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

Disco glitter is probably so expensive in the USA because it is imported from the UK (is Edible Art the brand you buy?). Even in the UK, the cheapest price is £2.25 (about $4.35), so add import/taxes, and that the reason they cost a lot! As the self-proclaimed Disco glitter queen (rarely does a cake leave my door without some!), I can tell you that they are considered non-toxic - however, the worst they are going to do to you is give you glittery poo lol! icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif

Edited to add - I have 48 pots - (in about 35 different colours), and they last a long time, I just put some in the lid and tap it very gently as I move across the cake to sprinkle mine - works great!



Okay, Disco queeen, we are going to have to duke it out! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I try to put some on whenever and wherever I can! I can get all my dusts from cakecentral.com for $1.89!!!
http://shop.cakecentral.com

Oh, and now I am going to have to play catch up--I think I have half the amount of jars of dusts--always willing to buy more. thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif
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post #24 of 50
Missey..crayons....lol.... icon_lol.gif too funny. Bonjovibabe...thanks for clearing that up for me.
post #25 of 50
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Originally Posted by missyek



Okay, Disco queeen, we are going to have to duke it out! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I try to put some on whenever and wherever I can! I can get Edable Art Disco dust from Beryl's for $4.95. Not too bad. The pixie dusts at Cakes by Sam run a little more at $5.49. But I'm willing to pay that too.

Oh, and now I am going to have to play catch up--I think I have half the amount of jars of dusts--always willing to buy more. thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif




I started using them about 2- 2 1/2 years ago - so does that make me the Queen or Princess icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif ? I love, love, love mine! What are your favourites? I adore all the Baby Pastels, especially the pink, white hologram and primrose. I don't know how many colours you have available to you, but I buy mine from here: http://www.shop.cakecentral.com/
and they have them all. They do reasonable international shipping too (signed-for, so guaranteed!).
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post #26 of 50
I love the Disco/Pixie Dusts better than the other dusts!!! I use them every chance I can icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 50
Thanks for this post! I was actually going to search today for a post on this same topic so that I didn't have to make another post asking the same question. (did that make sense?) icon_smile.gif

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post #28 of 50
Yep, it sure did icon_biggrin.gif

Everyday someone was asking the question about the use of dusts so this is the reason it was stickied...easy to find for reference thumbs_up.gif .
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post #29 of 50
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

I started using them about 2- 2 1/2 years ago - so does that make me the Queen or Princess icon_lol.gifthumbs_up.gif ? I love, love, love mine! What are your favourites? I adore all the Baby Pastels, especially the pink, white hologram and primrose. I don't know how many colours you have available to you, but I buy mine from here: http://www.design-a-cake.co.uk/
and they have them all. They do reasonable international shipping too (signed-for, so guaranteed!).



Okay, okay, you win! You are queen, I am princess! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I've only been using them for about a year. I have more of the pixie dusts than the disco, but I have a lot of different shades of pinks and purples and then just a few of other major primary colors. I do absolutely love the Clear Gold and Hologram pixie dusts and use those the most. I'll have to check out the site--I'll get my fix from anywhere! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #30 of 50
so glad this came up............I just bought some disco and pixie dust from http://shop.cakecentral.com (great buy.......it only took two days from the day I ordered til it was on my doorstep).......
thank you all for this post! I definitely need some SPARKLE on this cake LOL
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