Petal, Lustre, Disco, Etc??

Decorating By Charb31 Updated 1 Mar 2010 , 3:23am by Charb31

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Charb31 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:15am
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Hi everyone!
I'm sure this has been asked a million times before, but I'm frustrated trying to search. icon_confused.gif

Can anyone tell me what is the difference (if any) between lustre dust, petal dust, pearl dust, disco dust, and whatever other kind of dusts there are?

I need to make blue pastel colored seashells for a cake in July, and I'm just aggravated trying to figure out the differences.

Thanks for all your help!!


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weirkd Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:34am
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Petal dust is a flat color, used a lot with flowers. Pearl dust gives a sheen that basically will make your color "pearlized". Lustre dust also has a sheen but doesnt give that whitish effect that pearl dust does. Disco dust has a glitter to it, will look like glitter when you use it, kind of flaky look. If you need something that is solid color gold or silver then you go with a highlighter. Some are non edible so you have to make sure you check first. Fairy dust is similiar to disco dust.
Hope that helps!

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JanH Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:52am
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the various dusts:
(And how to use them.)


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Charb31 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 3:23am
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thanks so much! weirkd, that little bit of info was tremendous help! Thanks again!!

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