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CK to discontinue Super Pearl.

post #1 of 9
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From what I read in the email and a look at their site, they are going to repackage the same thing and slap on an extra $20 or so to the wholesale price.

Me thinks it's time to start shopping for alternatives. Any good or comparable brands out there?
post #2 of 9

I just got 4 jars from Amazon. Thanks for the heads up

post #3 of 9

It's no wonder people have been so confused. Why on earth would they choose that photo of painting somthing that's not edible onto those candies? That looks like gold highlighter to me (AKA the new imperial dust) which is not even non-toxic.  http://www.ckproducts.com/files/Dustsv10.pdf?utm_source=New+Line+of+Dusts&utm_campaign=Intro+New+Dusts&utm_medium=email

 

And what does this even mean?

Developed for the cake decorating industry, these powdered dusts contain only ingredients that are
NON-TOXIC and are ideal for use with gumpaste or rolled fondant.
These dusts are not a food product and
should not be considered as such.
Intended for use with the dry form, they may also be mixed with oil-based
flavorings or alcohol for painting and highlighting with air brushes. For more permanent application, liquefy

with Tylose gum glue or confectioners glaze

 

To me it just sounds like they're hoping to confuse people encouraging the use of this stuff on cakes. I used to buy almost everything from them, now I keep it to the bare minimum. And it's about to get barer.

post #4 of 9

Oh, and I'll be getting tylose (CMC powder) from here now - not sure what all they have in the way of dusts. http://www.confectioneryarts.com/ I chatted with them on the phone a couple of months ago when CK sent out all that bad tylose. As soon as they realized I was a real potential customer, they were very helpful. I sense they get a lot of annoying calls from people who don't buy wholesale.

post #5 of 9
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It's no wonder people have been so confused. Why on earth would they choose that photo of painting somthing that's not edible onto those candies? That looks like gold highlighter to me (AKA the new imperial dust) which is not even non-toxic.  http://www.ckproducts.com/files/Dustsv10.pdf?utm_source=New+Line+of+Dusts&utm_campaign=Intro+New+Dusts&utm_medium=email

 

And what does this even mean?

Developed for the cake decorating industry, these powdered dusts contain only ingredients that are
NON-TOXIC and are ideal for use with gumpaste or rolled fondant.
nonot be considered as such.
Intended for use with the dry form, they may also be mixed with oil-based
flavorings or alcohol for painting and highlighting with air brushes. For more permanent application, liquefy

with Tylose gum glue or confectioners glaze

 

To me it just sounds like they're hoping to confuse people encouraging the use of this stuff on cakes. I used to buy almost everything from them, now I keep it to the bare minimum. And it's about to get barer.

 

Really. If it is not a food product why would you mix it with flavored oils?????

post #6 of 9
I saw on amazon that someone is using it as eyeshadow!
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by howsweet View Post

It's no wonder people have been so confused. Why on earth would they choose that photo of painting somthing that's not edible onto those candies? That looks like gold highlighter to me (AKA the new imperial dust) which is not even non-toxic.  http://www.ckproducts.com/files/Dustsv10.pdf?utm_source=New+Line+of+Dusts&utm_campaign=Intro+New+Dusts&utm_medium=email

And what does this even mean?
Developed for the cake decorating industry, these powdered dusts contain only ingredients that are
NON-TOXIC and are ideal for use with gumpaste or rolled fondant.
These dusts are not a food product and
should not be considered as such.
Intended for use with the dry form, they may also be mixed with oil-based
flavorings or alcohol for painting and highlighting with air brushes. For more permanent application, liquefy
with Tylose gum glue or confectioners glaze

To me it just sounds like they're hoping to confuse people encouraging the use of this stuff on cakes. I used to buy almost everything from them, now I keep it to the bare minimum. And it's about to get barer.

Yep it's definitely confusing. I also find myself looking to other sites to get what I want as they never ever seem to have the items posted on their website in stock. You would think in this day and age with all the technological advances they would have a better way of syncing their inventory with the website.
post #8 of 9

I worked at a cake shop where we used this product, but we would only use it on accents, and details that wouldnt be eaten. 

post #9 of 9

I got a large container of pearl dust from a place called Avalon decorating products......I don't remember what I paid but it was cheap.

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