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post #31 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karenm0712

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

THANK YOU!!



Your welcome. I thought it would be helpful to have one thread on this subject since it is a question I see asked nearly every day on CC by new dust users.
SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY
post #32 of 50
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One thing I would like to add to this thread is a wonderful tip I got from a customer service person at Creative Cutters in Canada. To get a true shiny gold or a true shiny silver (almost like chrome) mix gold luster dust with Super Pearl luster dust, thin with alcohol and paint on dried gumpaste or fondant. I use about 2 parts gold to 1 part Super Pearl.

And for the silver I use Nu Silver luster dust with the Super Pearl luster dust in the same ratio.

It really makes a big difference in the shine. With just Nu Silver by itself it comes out almost like Pewter, but by adding the Super Pearl it changes it to a bright, shiny silver. Try both of the mixtures, I think you will be amazed at how well it works.
SHIRLEY
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post #33 of 50
Thank you evryone for the clarification on the differences in the dust that are available!

My only question is...Where are the disco and pixie dust available? They have something in the CC store called "sparkle dust", is this the same?
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post #34 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmcakes

Thank you evryone for the clarification on the differences in the dust that are available!

My only question is...Where are the disco and pixie dust available? They have something in the CC store called "", is this the same?



No, Pixie and Disco dusts are different from Sparkle dusts. The pixie and disco dusts are really like real glitter and have a high degree of shine and sparkle.

The cakecentral sparkle dusts are almost identical to other brands pixie dusts
Missy

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post #35 of 50
Thank you so much...I will have to look into purchasing the disco dust! I just loved the shine I saw on the cake at the Austin Show!
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post #36 of 50
Good info! Cool!
post #37 of 50
Ok now I have a question. A product that was brought up earlier was edible lacquer?
What is it? Does it seal cakes to stop dark colours from bleeding onto your cakes and other colours?
Where is it available?
I have been hoping to find some sort of sealer to deal with bleeding or blacks, reds, dark browns etc. I am hoping that this might be the answer.
Can anyone tell me?
post #38 of 50
Thanks for the tips! I love anything that sparkels, I am going to have to get my hands on some of that pixie dust...do you know where I can find it? I have looked at the different shimmers at local stores and all I have found is shimmer. Thanks for the help!! icon_biggrin.gif
~Stephanie ~
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post #39 of 50
check out all the cc dusts right here at the cakecentral.com shop

http://shop.cakecentral.com

Sorry, can;t help with the edible laquer--have never used it.
Missy

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Missy

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post #40 of 50
Oh, thank you!! I will check out those sites icon_smile.gif
~Stephanie ~
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post #41 of 50
That is so strange! I just saw Disco dusts on one of the cake supply websites today and I was wondering what they were! I'm so glad I came to the forum today!

Thanks!
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post #42 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiara

Ok now I have a question. A product that was brought up earlier was edible lacquer?
What is it? Does it seal cakes to stop dark colours from bleeding onto your cakes and other colours?
Where is it available?
I have been hoping to find some sort of sealer to deal with bleeding or blacks, reds, dark browns etc. I am hoping that this might be the answer.
Can anyone tell me?



I use edible laquer to spray on gumpaste displays that I plan to keep awhile. I have heard of mixing gold or silver luster dusts with edible laquer for painting gumpaste or fondant trims. I don't think you would want to use it sprayed on an entire cake and I don't know that it could seal icing to keep the color from bleeding. It has a strong smell, even though it says edible, I would think you could taste it if it were used on something meant to be eaten.
SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY
post #43 of 50
DOUBLE DARN IT! I just placed an order from sugarcraft for some dusts, saw the disco dust, had a flash back to bell bottom pants and said "huh, wonder what that is" and didn't order any. Guess I'll be checking it out. Beryls', Sam's, and Sugarcraft watch out, Kitty's shoppin'!!!!
post #44 of 50
So, how do the CC dusts compare?
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Zmama

So, how do the compare?



Compared to other luster and sparkle dusts (I don't have CC pearl dust), CC dusts are great! But, unfortunately they do not carry the pixie/disco dusts...yet. I hope that Heath and Jackie would consider that for future items. thumbs_up.gif
Missy

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