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How to Get Vibrant Icing Colors Using Dust

Kathy is showing how to get vibrant icing colors using dust.

Products in this video

Premium Buttercream 31#
Lecithin 4 oz by Sweet Wise
Crystal Color Charcoal Black
Crystal Color Poinsettia
Crystal Color Coral
Americolor Super Red
Magenta Petal Dust
Americolor Electric Pink
Keys Mold

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Review by Guest
Posted on 2/22/2015
I was watching the video on vibrant icing colors using dust. What is the gel looking item you put in the buttercream icing

Sweet Wise Response: You are referring either to the actual food color gel (Americolor) or lecithin, which is a soy based emulsifier that I put in the buttercream to boost the color.
Review by Guest
Posted on 2/3/2015
I thought the dusts were for decorations only. Its safe to add to buttercream. Also how can you airbrush with the dusts? do you just add vodka to it?

Sweet Wise response: Food safe dusts can be added to food meant to be consumed. There are a lot of dusts (like the Disco Dust), however, that are not edible and shouldn't be consumed. Those that are safer for consumption you can add to buttercream, but I would add it at the point that you add your powdered sugar (for American Buttercream) so you can avoid any spotting. Otherwise, if you add it later, you'll avoid the spotting and increase the vibrancy of your color by adding lecithin. For airbrushing with luster dust, yes, I would add vodka. Good luck!
Review by Guest
Posted on 11/4/2014
You rock These are great video's
Review by Guest
Posted on 10/18/2014
Are these dusts food safe and edible or are they non-toxic?
Thanks for all your sharing, Kathy, you are awesome.

Sweet Wise response: These are food safe. Thanks for watching!
Review by Guest
Posted on 8/21/2014
what exactly does the lecithin do? ( to create vibrancy?)

Sweet Wise Response - According to Wikipedia.... In the paint industry, Lecithin forms protective coatings for surfaces with painting and printing ink, has antioxidant properties, is a colour-intensifying agent, catalyst, conditioning aid modifier, and dispersing aid; it is a good stabilizing and suspending agent, emulsifier, and wetting agent, helps in maintaining uniform mixture of several pigments, helps in grinding of metal oxide pigments, is a spreading and mixing aid, prevents hard settling of pigments, eliminates foam in water-based paints, and helps in fast dispersion of latex-based paints.

In the food industry with coloring agents, we have noticed the same benefits mentioned above.

Review by Guest
Posted on 6/23/2014
how do you color chocolate?

Sweet Wise Response - Check out our Lecithin video. Using Lecithin, you can convert any water based coloring product into an oil based product suitable for coloring chocolate.
Review by Guest
Posted on 4/5/2014
Hi Kathy, Can you tell me when you'll think you going to get the crystal colors in?

We're dropping the Crystal Color line and replacing it with a new line that will be of equal or better quality at 1/2 the price. Stay Tuned! ETA May/June 2014
Review by Guest
Posted on 1/3/2014
I'm trying to make a doll cake w/a fuchsia dress w/whipped icing. Would this method still work well for that?

Yes, it should work very well. Some purple colors fade to blue quickly so don't make too far in advance or place in direct sunlight.
Review by Guest
Posted on 9/29/2013
Does this method work well with SMBC?

Sweet Wise Response - Yes, the crystal color line works especially well in SMBC. For a Hot Pink, the Ck Magenta Petal Dust + Ameiricolor Electric Pink + Lecithin work really well.
Review by Guest
Posted on 9/29/2013

Sweet Wise Response - Petal dust has a flat chalk like look like the dust from a flower petal. Lustre dust has a metallic sheen. Petal dust works well for coloring fondant and buttercream as well as giving gumpaste flowers a lifelike look. Lustre dust should be used topically only to give a metallic or pearlized finish.