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post #136 of 164

Just to add to the info above, Crystal Colors were the first FDA approved/Kosher dusts---I use them and love them.

 

I have recently been made aware that TheSugarArt.com (Edward Frys company--used to be European Cake Gallery) is now making FDA approved/Kosher dusts, too.

Here is a reply I received when I asked TheSugarArt.com about the new products:

 

"Yes they are Kosher certified and have certificates for each color in our line. The colors also are FDA approved, same colors that you would find in Americolor or any food product you would purchase. Just ours are geared toward painting and dusting as well as chocolate use. We include on our labels the colors that are used to create our colors. Please feel free to contact us at info@thesugarart.com if you would like more information or call us at 817-297-2240."

 

Rae

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post #137 of 164

Colonoscopy near you- that made my night! icon_biggrin.gif

post #138 of 164

"NOT TO BE CONSUMED" means just that, SWEET WISE; no matter what position the FDA or a health department may take on it.  I stand by my position you should make this line much more clear on your site so unsuspecting shoppers can make an informed decision about purchasing the products you sell.  You've certainly gone out of your way to avoid a refund, haven't you?  

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"NOT TO BE CONSUMED" means just that, SWEET WISE; no matter what position the FDA or a health department may take on it.  I stand by my position you should make this line much more clear on your site so unsuspecting shoppers can make an informed decision about purchasing the products you sell.  You've certainly gone out of your way to avoid a refund, haven't you?  

 

 

I find this completely unfair.  Sweetwise sells a product in the same manner as every other cake store.  The difference is Sweetwise participates on these forums - which means they take an active roll in this community and are quite knowledgeable about our industry - as opposed to the cake shop owners I know that only sell crap and have no idea how to even decorate a cake.  Being accusatory like this in this thread is unacceptable.  Further, since you didn't purchase your dust with them you have absolutely no idea what their customer service would be like.  And again, since they are HERE, I can tell you they have excellent customer service.

 

No dog piling on the messenger.  Period.

 

I want to encourage everyone that has now taken issue with disco or other dusts to direct your ire at the MANUFACTURERS or the FDA who would be responsible for the product.  

post #140 of 164

for what it's worth, the first time i saw dd years ago i saw that it was not edible and did not bite that apple

 

thought it was for cold porcelain or something else inedible

 

and also for what it's worth

 

i've purchased from sweetwise and i give them a 5 out of a possible 5 for communication and customer service

 

i did not receive the item i purchased--wrong color rolling pin

 

they couldn't get the color i purchased

 

they were excellent about it and satisfied me with a suitable refund for my trouble

 

love my green rolling pin!!!!

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post #141 of 164
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The manufacturers made a product.  They labeled it correctly (non-toxic).  They sell it to retailers who market it.

 

Retailers have created pretty ads showing jars of DD alongside sparkling cupcakes, cookies, and cakes doused in the stuff.

 

So who is to blame for perpetrating the idea to cake decorators that DD is edible?

 

Yes, it is up to us to read the labels, but shouldn't truth in advertising be expected of retailers?

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post #142 of 164

Very upset, I went to Micheal's and could not find the said unicorn..I checked every aisle and looked on every shelf, I even smelled extra hard for the glittery farts.I feel I have been misinformed on where to get these said unicorns..When I asked the customer service person where I can find them, she said next to the Leprechaun crapping out gold coins.

 

post #143 of 164

100% agree with you CakePro, specifically online retailers where all the information is not readily available/revealed to consumers.  Obviously, we're all going to have to agree to disagree, but I think we'd all be happier if retailers did a better job in bringing these warnings (no matter how they feel about them) to our attention.  After the product arrives at my home isn't acceptable, but I'm a mature woman who believes customer service has become a thing of the past; replaced by a "too bad" attitude.  Not a promising or positive change.  

post #144 of 164

You have to go to the Magical Michael's (no relation to Magic Mike, sorry) in the parallel falalalala universe to find unicorn fart glitter. But actually, you could probably go to Magic Mike's, there's probably lots of glitter there. How you choose to collect that glitter is up to you, though, you could get arrested for that.

post #145 of 164
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You have to go to the Magical Michael's (no relation to Magic Mike, sorry) in the parallel falalalala universe to find unicorn fart glitter. But actually, you could probably go to Magic Mike's, there's probably lots of glitter there. How you choose to collect that glitter is up to you, though, you could get arrested for that.

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post #146 of 164
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The manufacturers made a product.  They labeled it correctly (non-toxic).  They sell it to retailers who market it.

 

Retailers have created pretty ads showing jars of DD alongside sparkling cupcakes, cookies, and cakes doused in the stuff.

 

So who is to blame for perpetrating the idea to cake decorators that DD is edible?

 

Yes, it is up to us to read the labels, but shouldn't truth in advertising be expected of retailers?

 

You make a valid point - but as long as it's legal to do so, I feel you can only fault them just so much.  

 

What this equates to me is a grass-roots type movement to inform decorators about what DD really is.  Many who have read thru this thread will probably never buy or use it again in edibles.  I think the goal at this point is to inform enough decorators to stop purchasing the product and start informing customers clutching that picture of a sparkly cake from Pinterest what the sparkles really are - and refuse to make a cake like it.

post #147 of 164

I wrote a blog post about this months ago, it's definitely the responsibility of the decorator to tell people what they're buying.

 

Or you can get your glitter here:

post #148 of 164
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I wrote a blog post about this months ago, it's definitely the responsibility of the decorator to tell people what they're buying.

Or you can get your glitter here:

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post #149 of 164
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post #150 of 164

All I know is, I'd rather take my chances with ingesting a minute amount of non-toxic disco dust as opposed as to what is allowed by the FDA.  (and this doesn't include what is allowed in chocolate).  

 

http://www.yelp.com/topic/glendale-fda-allows-mold-rodent-hairs-insect-parts-maggots-and-eggs-in-food-yum

 

Point is, they're saying that such small amounts of these things do NOT pose a health threat.   Neither does disco dust which is NON-toxic!  (Can't say that about some of these other tasty things).   The tiny amount someone may ingest  (since you're talking about a PIECE of cake not the whole thing) is insignificant!  

 

Maybe to make sure the public is COMPLETELY informed about what's in their cake,  we should just include a disclaimer on every baked good sold stating that not only is disco dust on top, but that there are a certain amount of insects, rodent hairs, feces, maggots and mold most likely in there is well.    Doesn't the public have the right to know this? 

 

This whole topic is much ado about nothing.   A buffet restaurant poses more danger to public health than a whisper of disco dust on a cupcake.  

 

Oh..and BTW, my colonoscopy shows NO glitter residue!  I have the pictures if anyone wants to see! icon_twisted.gif

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