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Hi, I just received a super green CK luster dust and the label reads "non-toxic, but not be consumed". I've always used this product on fondant in small amounts, but this is the first time I've seen "not to be consumed" on the label. Can anyone tell me why this is? Can I still use it on my cakes? Is there another brand of petal and luster dust that is edible?

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HI, if i am not mistaken, these crystal brand dust are the only ones that are safe. I got me some at the ices convention this year. hth google this brand of dust colors. Sold by different cake suppliers.

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Personally I think the makers are just trying to cover their butt :)  But then again, many of us know about the problem w/those round silver (&/or gold) dragees and how/why they are no longer sold! :)

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Why are the silver and gold dragees no longer sold? I did notice that wilton didnt have them so i ordered them from global sugar art. I have an up coming wedding cake that is going to need alot of them. Kinda worried now. I just made a few hunded christmas cookies and i used the silver mini dragees on them.....
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The luster and pearl dusts by Crystal Colors are FDA food safe.  I use these all the time on fondant pieces that are meant to be eaten (like on top of cupcakes, etc.) and add other petal dusts to change up colors as needed or for darker hues.  You can also add the dusts to bits of vodka or other clear alcohol to create edible shimmer paints for highlighting or painting fondant accent pieces. HTH

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I just did a study on plastic consumption. I'll make this straight down to the point. Not trying to be a know it all just stating facts. NO PLASTIC is edible. During our study on the pacific garbage patch (look it up if you don't know what that is) we couldn't find one part of the sea that wasn't affected by plastic. Plastic ingested by fish didn't come out. The plastic sits inside the fish and that fish is eaten by another fish and so on.. Food chain. The last part of that chain is usually us eating that fish and the toxicity levels of plastic we found in the fish being sold to market we found were chart topping plastic levels depending on the amount of exposure. Plastic exposure in small amounts isn't that bad they say but think of a day you aren't exposed to plastic. The FDA released a statement that bpa was healthy and perfectly safe. All many factors PAY for THEIR own testing. In The US we are the only places on earth that allow corporate to run us. Here a product has to be proven unsafe to be taken off the FDA safe list and can still be sold with a different label which we make it okay for someone to label a 2lb bag of sugar as fat free and people believe it. Everywhere else in this world companies have to prove their product is safe before it can even be sold. After complaints and people demanding their own studies which showed bpa to be completly unsafe the FDA has now put out a statement of it not being that safe.. Basically use at your own risk. Bpa is in everything. That new car smell in your car is bpa, bpa lines the inside of our canned goods, baby bottles.. Then theres phalates which is linked to PVC pipe, register receipts, anything labeled fragrance(yes they use plastic to help stick fragrance to your newborn baby) all the way to rubber duckies we give our children for the bathtub. If you look up health risks for those you'll see a long list of illness, disease and deformities. ADHD, autism, diabetes, cancers, small penis, men more feminine and women more masculine. The list goes on. Nlt all plastics are recyclable. On the bottom or side of something recyclable there will be the symbol and a number. We only recycle about two of those numbers. The rest is shipped off to other countries that use cheap labor to melt down the plastic bags.. The rest of it is in garbage centers rotting or in the ocean. Ive seen it first hand. The site of it is disgusting. Knowing this I'm wanting to just share what I know so you know the risks adding any kind of plastic to food. Basically making things more "pretty" shouldn't come with the risk of cancer etc.. Have you ever used any kind of glitter dust? It sticks where you put it and if you've ever put it into a mold you will forever find traces of the glitter in there. You have to think of that mold as if its a child's intestine. There's other options. Please limit your plastic exposure. If giving up plastic dust you add to make things more "pretty" and switching to a safer alternative is what you do then already there you are limiting your exposure and not exposing others to health issues later on.
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The Pacific garbage patch makes me sad.  However, because it is so pervasive in everything we touch, eat and breathe, maybe plastic is the new wheat our bodies will evolve to digest.  If you look at the history of gluten, our bodies were not originally genetically able to process wheat.  Celiac and wheat-sensitive aside, we ate it and our bodies evolved to digest it.  I'm no scientist or anything, but my dad has done quite a bit or research on this ( is an MD), and he is gluten-free.  He had fibromyalgia and it's gone.  I eat wheat, fortunately this baker is not gluten sensitive.  icon_smile.gif  And I'm not into Disco dust either...

 

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/gluten-free-whether-you-need-it-or-not/

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The Pacific garbage patch makes me sad.  However, because it is so pervasive in everything we touch, eat and breathe, maybe plastic is the new wheat our bodies will evolve to digest.  If you look at the history of gluten, our bodies were not originally genetically able to process wheat.  Celiac and wheat-sensitive aside, we ate it and our bodies evolved to digest it.  I'm no scientist or anything, but my dad has done quite a bit or research on this ( is an MD), and he is gluten-free.  He had fibromyalgia and it's gone.  I eat wheat, fortunately this baker is not gluten sensitive.  icon_smile.gif   And I'm not into Disco dust either...

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/gluten-free-whether-you-need-it-or-not/
I'm thinking we are already evolving. The number of people going sterile is up 30% plastic exposure causes sterilization. Thats based on studies weve done with rodents at least. My professor had us do a study on corn, wheat and soy. Most of the issues with consuming isn't that bad occasionally. The soy turned out to be the worst which I was surprised to find. Soy is what my doctor told me to give my daughter when she got sick on milk.. After knowing what I know now I know she got extremely toxic. I have regrets even exposing her to it knowing what's in it. It's when you eat it for long periods of time it ruins the digestive tract (wheat And corn). The issues we have mostly with our food is the pesticides and the fact that it's not really food. It's mostly fillers and artifical flavors and colors. We have corn that creates its own pesticides, is still being covered in more pesticide and then grown in steroids and small amounts is key to it not being that bad. Corn wheat and soy are in everything just like plastic. What's happening people are exposed to plastic and environmental factors depending where they live (pollution from people creating plastic etc) and then the body is a natural healer. It heals itself. What you eat is what allows the body to heal itself. Most people digest poison daily on top of being exposed to enviromential chemicals. The body never fully detoxes. People learning this information usually go to the store to buy fruits and veggies to detox not even realizing the poisons their food is grown in. In small amounts everything is considered safe. But if you look at life as we know it there's no such thing as small amounts. We are evolving into the heart disease, diabetes, cancer, sterile, deformed era. It's sad icon_sad.gif daily more companies are coming out with cheaper replicas of household items molded identical to match things we used to have made out of metal.. Now out of plastic available for a dollar at the dollar store or 99 cent store. Plastic would be okay if it was only in small amounts to be exposed to. Right now it's being sold to eat. There should be a saying for eating plastic.. I guess if i were to make one up it would be something like... see no plastic, eat no plastic, be no plastic haha words to live by
post #9 of 13

I have bought those dragees at Nicholson Equipment In Edmonton, I think they have a BC location too. They have a lot of great stuff there. So much more than before. and thier prices are so good. I get everything there now.

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The Pacific garbage patch makes me sad.  However, because it is so pervasive in everything we touch, eat and breathe, maybe plastic is the new wheat our bodies will evolve to digest.  If you look at the history of gluten, our bodies were not originally genetically able to process wheat.  Celiac and wheat-sensitive aside, we ate it and our bodies evolved to digest it.  I'm no scientist or anything, but my dad has done quite a bit or research on this ( is an MD), and he is gluten-free.  He had fibromyalgia and it's gone.  I eat wheat, fortunately this baker is not gluten sensitive.  icon_smile.gif  And I'm not into Disco dust either...

 

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/gluten-free-whether-you-need-it-or-not/

The gluten free really helped his fibro? I hardly ever leave my house anymore because of fibro. Probably why I am so crabby anymore. icon_evil.gif

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Oh BatterUp, I am so sorry about your fibro.  Yes, my dad's fibro is gone.  He is as vibrant as ever at 68. 7 years ago at my wedding he was exhausted, ready to retire and had very little energy.  Now, he travels the world, has a huge greenhouse, and still works as an MD.  It was also discovered he had sleep apnea, now he wears a CPAP mask and that made a huge difference as well.

Give gluten free a try for 1 month and see how you feel!

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so hard to be gluten free when you have to taste your own recipes.....I really need to buckle down and do it. Did a sleep study so I don't need a cpap. SOrry to take the thread off topic...Is luster dust gluten free? LOL. Now it's back on topic

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It will be well worth it if you feel better.  I never taste my recipes (have lost about 30 lbs. and counting) ...so far so good.   I get my friends/family to do the tasting.

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