Georganne Bell recently wrote a great article explaining the difference between truly "edible luster dusts" vs non-toxic luster dusts. She explains in great detail what to look for in a TRULY EDIBLE FDA COMPLIANT LUSTER DUST vs a NON EDIBLE LUSTER DUST.
So if you are looking for an FDA compliant EDIBLE gold dust that is still shiny, than read the FULL Article directly on Georganne Bell website, LilaLoa, titled;
Top Ten Best FDA Approved Edible Gold Dusts for Cookie Decorating
Difference between EDIBLE and NON-TOXIC and FDA APPROVED INGREDIENTS, FDA COMPLIANT luster dusts
WHAT IS NON-TOXIC GOLD DUST vs EDIBLE FDA COMPLIANT DUST OR GLITTER?
Edible: You can consume it and eat it (same as food-grade)
Food Grade: You can consume it and eat it (same as edible)
Non-toxic: Contains non-harmful and/ or non-toxic ingredients but is not FDA compliant (same as non-edible)
Non-edible: Advisable not to eat the product (same as non-toxic)
To learn more about the different types of glitters & dusts, click here
** Please note: Not ALL dusts and glitters that claim to be edible and/ or food-grade are indeed edible and/ or food-grade. In fact, more often than not, they are not. Many knock off brands "cut" their glitters and dusts with non-edible and non-FDA approved ingredients to make a quick buck. So be very careful and be sure you are buying from a trusted name brand in the cake, food, beverage or baking industry. If it is really cheap in price, chances are the dust/ glitter or the brand it's coming from, is not using FDA compliant ingredients and the product is not edible or consumable.
Read the FDA Advisory about edible vs. non-toxic luster dusts HERE
FDA COMPLIANT GOLD LUSTER DUST + KOSHER CERTIFIED
Different Types of Edible Glitters & Edible Luster Dusts
Although they are all used for cake decorating, they have different properties and produce different effects. Here is a guide that talks you you through the primary baking/ decorating dusts & glitters on the market:
- Tinker Dusts (Edible/ Food Grade) - Bakell's very own beautiful edible glitter/ dust product. A beautiful edible glitter, shinier and more glittery than luster dusts! These dusts come in a large variety of colors with a lustrous, sparkle and shine. More similar to Disco Dusts or Dazzler Dusts, but with a slightly silkier texture and is 100% FDA compliant & food grade! They are lovely sprinkled on frosting, whip cream or brushed on chocolate covered strawberries & other desserts!
- Luster Dusts (Edible/ Food Grade) - Are very shiny fine grain edible pearlized powder! typically brushed on or mixed with a liquid and painted or airbrushed.
- Petal Dusts (Edible/ Food Grade) - Are very fine powder edible dusts, with vibrant matte colors, these are most often used for projects such as edible flower brushing!
- Dazzlers Dusts & Hologram Dusts (Non-Toxic) - Are very shiny, glittery, non-toxic decorating sprinkle intended for decoration.
- Highlighter Dusts (Edible/ Food Grade) - Are subsets of our Luster Dust category, but are deep in color toned & incredibly metallic. They can be used exactly as luster dusts, either applied dry or as a paint.
- Brew Glitter® (Edible/ Food Grade) - Brew Glitter® is a glittery powder made here in the USA that can be added directly to beverages to make it shine, swirl and sparkle!
THE BEST AND SHINIEST FDA COMPLIANT EDIBLE GOLD LUSTER DUSTS ON THE MARKET
Top ten favorite edible gold luster dusts by Georganne Bell
~ Full article, "Top Ten Best FDA Approved Edible Gold Dusts for Cookie Decorating" - click here
1. Bakell -- Super Gold
2. Bakell -- Gold Pearl
3. Roxy and Rich -- Soft Gold
4. Crystal Colors -- Antique Gold
5. Edible Art -- Glamorous Gold
6. The Sugar Art -- Wedding Gold
7. The Sugar Art -- Super Gold
8. CK Products -- Shiny Gold
9. CK Products -- Satin Gold
10. Edible Art -- Champagne Gold
Georganne Bell PERSONAL top five favorites...in order!
Read full article by Georganne Bell, click here
Here are my PERSONAL top five favorites...in order!
1. Bakell -- Super Gold
2. Roxy and Rich -- Soft Gold
3. Edible Art -- Glamorous Gold
4. The Sugar Art -- Wedding Gold
5. CK Products -- Shiny Gold
Article credit : Geaorganne Bell ( https://www.lilaloa.com/2020/03/top-ten-best-fda-approved-edible-gold-luster-dust.html)