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post #46 of 50
Sorry, my mistake. What I meant was not quality, but type. We know what luster dusts 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.
post #47 of 50
in one of the earlier posts someone said to sprinkle it or blow it over a cake for shimmer.... but on cakes by sam it says the area should be wet down first... surely you don't do that to put it on the whole cake?
post #48 of 50
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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! thumbs_up.gif

Does that help any?
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post #49 of 50
Now I have to buy some of this pixie dust....it sounds great and I have to try it!....thanks for passing on your knowledge to new decorators like me...I appreciate it! icon_rolleyes.gif [/quote][/center]
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post #50 of 50
Here is a link that will help also

http://www.cakevisions.com/DustingPowders.htm
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