Is There Edible Dust

Decorating By queenofdenile Updated 4 Jul 2013 , 11:38pm by LisaBerczel

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queenofdenile Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 5:25pm
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Hi, I am looknig for edible dust? I love that pearl dust, but someone told me it is not edible. I want my cakes to have a shine, it looks great.icon_biggrin.gif

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BatterUpCake Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 7:43pm
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shimmer dust is perfectly edible. I wouldn't eat it by the spoonful but it is used on cakes all of the time

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maybenot Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 10:10pm
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Yes, the pearl dusts by Crystal Colors ( are FDA approved, edible, and kosher. 


Also, The SugarArt makes FDA approved edible dusts (1-800-555-1234)--I suggest calling them or contact thru Facebook ( because their website is sorely lacking, but they're a great company.


Glad to see that you're looking to use the edible, food safe products!!

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LisaBerczel Posted 4 Jul 2013 , 11:38pm
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Short answer - depends.


The same *looking* product may be Edible, Cosmetic Grade, Non-Toxic or Craft depending on the supplier/seller/manufacturer.


Asking "is it edible" will possibly get you a different answer than "is it made of FDA Food Grade Ingredients". There is a train of thought that non-toxic is "edible". And, it probably is mostly sorta kinda. But, we are making health and safety decisions for Other People who.


There are times when we HAVE to use a non-toxic (cosmetic, craft, etc.) product in order to get *the look*. As opposed to defaulting to the (often) less expensive non-toxic grade because *its good enough*.


Read the label, keep asking the Smart Questions and filter the results with a pinch of common sense and all will be good.

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