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I thought Disco Dust is not edible....

post #1 of 48
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I just watched this video from baking buyer1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amtlUdRo9Yg
and they use disco dust on their cupcake frosting!! Isn't disco dust just fine plastic glitter?!! and inedible?
post #2 of 48
You are right. It isn't edible, but some people don't know and still use it on stuff.
post #3 of 48
This stuff is so pretty but yes it is not for people to eat. I can understand the consumer now knowing but a baker should not put this stuff on things OTHER people will eat. At least inform them and let them make up their own mind.
post #4 of 48
it is non-toxic, safe to eat.
However it is gritty which is why i don't like it.
Of course play dough is ok to eat and I don't like it either! LOL
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post #5 of 48
Just because something is non-toxic doesn't mean it's food-safe. And just because something is food-safe doesn't mean it's "good eats."

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post #6 of 48
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl

Just because something is non-toxic doesn't mean it's food-safe. And just because something is food-safe doesn't mean it's "good eats."



Exactly. Just because it's pretty doesn't make it OK to put on something that will be eaten, either.

Disco Dust is fine grain plastic craft glitter. It should only be used on decorations that will be REMOVED before serving.

Those tiny granules could wreak havoc for someone with diverticulitis/diverticulosis or Crohn's disease and wasn't aware that the shiny stuff on their cupcake was actually better for making scrapbook pages sparkle............

I'd be livid if someone fed me plastic........

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post #7 of 48
Fun fact: Many of us use high ratio shortening or other types of products with lots of trans fats (hydrogenated oil) in them, the chemical make-up of which is extremely close to that of plastic. icon_smile.gif Not trying to "say" anything, but I'm just sayin!
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post #8 of 48
Is this the same as shimmer dust from Wiltons?
post #9 of 48
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Originally Posted by SRumzis

Fun fact: Many of us use high ratio shortening or other types of products with lots of trans fats (hydrogenated oil) in them, the chemical make-up of which is extremely close to that of plastic. icon_smile.gif Not trying to "say" anything, but I'm just sayin!



Really? icon_confused.gif
post #10 of 48
That was an email that circulated several years ago. It's not true.

http://www.snopes.com/food/warnings/butter.asp
post #11 of 48
Guilty! I've been known to sprinkle a very small amount of disco dust on cupcakes....my bad. icon_redface.gif
post #12 of 48
I had no idea it wasn't edible...I'm guilty as well... icon_cry.gif
post #13 of 48
I love Love this stuff, it looks fantastic on a cake....that said, I only use it on part of the cake that can be removed, always ask a customer if they want it first, inform them of the "edible" issues and at pick up, remind them of how and what to remove.
post #14 of 48
That stuff is nasty. There's a baker here who has cakes at wedding shows that are totally covered with it, and I have no doubt that they don't tell people they shouldn't be eating it.

If you wouldn't put plastic sequins on your cake, why is glitter okay? It's made from the same stuff...
post #15 of 48
Look at how it's made, then you decide! icon_smile.gif http://www.naturalnews.com/024694_oil_food_oils.html
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