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Duff Goldman cake graffiti spray in silver is HORRIBLE.

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I purchased a can of silver cake graffiti spray and it was awful. It quit spraying within 20 or 30 seconds or so. I shook, rinsed the spray cap, wiped the opening, had my hubby try to help, etc. We were able to get it going a couple times for a few seconds each. Then no more. And when it did spray sometimes color came out, sometimes air and sometimes a wet something that ran. So I had an awful blotchy mess. I loaded up the cake and went to Michaels were I bought the graffiti. Same problem with EIGHT more cans. Fay from Michaels was a dear to try and help me in their class room and she said it was the worst product she had ever worked with and would be damaging out all the cans. And we did try gently putting a pin in the orifice as well. All of the cans had product in them, it seems to be plugging up, but as with the first can, even when they did spray, it wasn't consistent and would be color or air switching back and forth and sometimes the wet liquid. With the use of 9 cans we were able to get a somewhat even coverage. The cake was 9 inch diameter by 6 inch high and should have easily been coverable based on what the cans says it will cover. It was a horrible product. I have informed Duff and Michaels to let them know. Just wanted to pass my experience on.
post #2 of 33
I agree, I've used the other colors and they were fine. The silver was terrible..I returned it.
post #3 of 33
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I did get a reply from Duff's company and I do appreciate the quick response. They were very nice and appreciative of my contacting them, want to make it right by me, etc. Here is part of what they said....."We are currently aware of an issue with this product, and correction is in progress.

Complete correction of this item may not take affect until future factory production runs."

Huh? You know you have a problem but don't have it pulled off the shelves?
post #4 of 33
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I just checked and it is still available on Duff.com website so they haven't even stopped selling it themselves.
post #5 of 33
Guess they don't care THAT much. Hopefully cakes don't get ruined.
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post #6 of 33
I ALSO purchased the Duff Silver Spray and was SO disappointed in the performance of the product. First and foremost - the spray did not come out as "SILVER" - more of a blueish/gray color that had very little silver metallic hue to it at all. I should have returned it, but didn't. I ended up going to a cake supply store and purchasing a powdered silver dust that I added pure lemon extract to - to get the real silver look I was going for.
I was very, very disappointed!
post #7 of 33
I've only used it sparsely to give some "sheen" to the cake. It works fine if you spray in short bursts. I've never actually used it to give a silver color to anything.
post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by denetteb

I purchased a can of silver cake graffiti spray and it was awful. It quit spraying within 20 or 30 seconds or so. I shook, rinsed the spray cap, wiped the opening, had my hubby try to help, etc. We were able to get it going a couple times for a few seconds each. Then no more. And when it did spray sometimes color came out, sometimes air and sometimes a wet something that ran. So I had an awful blotchy mess. I loaded up the cake and went to Michaels were I bought the graffiti. Same problem with EIGHT more cans. Fay from Michaels was a dear to try and help me in their class room and she said it was the worst product she had ever worked with and would be damaging out all the cans. And we did try gently putting a pin in the orifice as well. All of the cans had product in them, it seems to be plugging up, but as with the first can, even when they did spray, it wasn't consistent and would be color or air switching back and forth and sometimes the wet liquid. With the use of 9 cans we were able to get a somewhat even coverage. The cake was 9 inch diameter by 6 inch high and should have easily been coverable based on what the cans says it will cover. It was a horrible product. I have informed Duff and Michaels to let them know. Just wanted to pass my experience on.



I had the exact same problem! I will never buy that crap again... ruined my cake order icon_sad.gif
post #9 of 33
I used Duff's silver spray, also, and was very disappointed in the spray and the color. I, now, use Chefmaster silver spray and it works beautifully and is a fabulous color silver.
post #10 of 33
I haven't tried it, but glad to know what to avoid.

On a similar note, I bought their white buttercream/fondant (not sure what 'buttercream' fondant is, but I digress), for a cake that I knew I might be short of white Satinice on. So of course I'm working on it late at night, and when I opened the Duff fondant to make up the last tier when I ran out of Satinice, it was practically YELLOW, it was so ivory. Not even remotely close to white! argh! #@%^&&*!

So I had to roll up my sleeves and MAKE fondant at like 11 p.m. for a cake the next day. I was pretty pi$$ed and I won't buy his white stuff ever again. I have used the black and brown and had good luck though.

I really want to love their products, because I'm a huge fan, but it's hard when stuff like this happens.

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post #11 of 33
I don't like his "buttercream" fondant either. It's just another name for Choco-Pan. And I hate Choco-Pan...well, I mean I LOVE the taste, but it is a nightmare for me to work with (too soft)!

thanks for the info on his sprays.
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by cakedout

I don't like his "buttercream" fondant either. It's just another name for Choco-Pan. And I hate Choco-Pan...well, I mean I LOVE the taste, but it is a nightmare for me to work with (too soft)!

thanks for the info on his sprays.




Glad to know I'm not the only one that can't work with Choco-Pan. I bought a big tub because I was finally moving on to the good stuff (or at least that was the idea). Most of it is still sitting in my pantry waiting for me to use it for little colored decorations. I cannot cover a cake with it to save my life (tried for 4 hours one day before I got something resembling ok ready to go out the door, and swore never to repeat).

Good to know on the Duff silver -- I was actually thinking of trying these sprays recently. I long for an airbrush of my very own...
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post #13 of 33
I've been buying the buttercream FLAVOR Satin Ice and like it a lot.
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post #14 of 33
I know those is a little off topic. I found choco-pan was a ton easier if I mix in a little of the regular fondant like Satin Ice or even wilton. Maybe a 70 chocopan/30 regular split. You get better workability and still maintian the chocopan taste. Also you always roll chocopan on PS never cornstarch.

I just ordered The Mat from Sweetwise and I'm curious to see how that works with Chocopanicon_smile.gif Hoping to try it this week.
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by NatalieC923

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Originally Posted by cakedout

I don't like his "buttercream" fondant either. It's just another name for Choco-Pan. And I hate Choco-Pan...well, I mean I LOVE the taste, but it is a nightmare for me to work with (too soft)!

thanks for the info on his sprays.




Glad to know I'm not the only one that can't work with Choco-Pan. I bought a big tub because I was finally moving on to the good stuff (or at least that was the idea). Most of it is still sitting in my pantry waiting for me to use it for little colored decorations. I cannot cover a cake with it to save my life (tried for 4 hours one day before I got something resembling ok ready to go out the door, and swore never to repeat).

Good to know on the Duff silver -- I was actually thinking of trying these sprays recently. I long for an airbrush of my very own...

yea, the silver doesnt work, i dont understand why they wont pull it off the shelf. And i tried Choco-pan and i tried it FOUR times and it didnt come out right. I even had this lady who did cakes for YEARS and she couldnt do it either. My customer came over for a "surprise" inspection and completly hated it, yelled at me, canceled the order, and demanded a refund. (who does a surprise inspection any way?!!!) Well we cant beat em all can we?
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