Originally Posted by Zmama
Sorry, my mistake. What I meant was not quality, but type. We know what are, but what is Sparkle or Pearl compared to? Is it pixie/disco, or something else? I was looking to order, but didn't know what the difference between those two was, their coverage (color), etc.
Okay! Got ya! Pearl dust is like luster dust-just a pearly white color. Exact sam consistency and is used the same way. Pearl dust is great for pearls used on wedding cakes and such. I actually like to mix it with petal dusts (which have a matte finish) to give the petal dusts the look of luster dust.
Sparkle dust is said to have a larger grain size than luster, but I don't really see it. It has a higher sparkle than luster, but is essentially the same and used the same way.
Pixie and disco are completely different. They are like fine glitter. They come in a wide variety of colors. I use it the same way as luster dusts or by placing some in my hand and blowing it across the cake. I never wet down any area that I am blowing it on--don't worry those little suckers will stick! But I also do mix it with vodka to paint (my tiara is done that way) or I do mix some luster dust and pixie dust together to paint (the pillow the tiara is sitting on). If you want extreme sparkle, pixie dusts are the way to go!
Does that help any?