powder & dust icing colourings
Sugarflair icing powder and dust colourings have always been, in our opinion, the best range of powder or dust icing colourings you can buy. That was until very recently (July 2009) when the brand new range of "Plain & Simple" edible dusts from Rainbow Dusts was launched. We are happy to stock both ranges to give our customers the widest possible choice of shades.
IMPORTANT NOTE RE POT SIZES: each 13g (gross) pot from "Plain & Simple" range contains approx 4g-6g of dust, depending on the particular colour/type of dust, whereas a pot of Sugarflair Blossom TInt only contains around 1.7g-2g of powder (measured by them as 7ml).
It's all a bit confusing, but basically you get TWICE as much powder in a pot of the "Plain & Simple" range, without paying anything like twice the price so they really do offer excellent value.
Icing powder and dust colourings can be used in two mains ways: by brushing dry on to sugarpaste to add natural looking colour and shading to flower petals etc or by mixing with Rejuvenator Spirit to create an edible paint or liquid colouring for painting on to icing, or for airbrushing. It is also possible to knead colouring through sugarpaste or flowerpaste but results are not consistent and for this use we would recommend concentrated paste icing colourings.
Icing powder and dust colourings are especially effective for colouring marzipan.
The "Plain & Simple" range from Rainbow Dust is shown below, with the Sugarflair range split into 3 types of dusts / lustres.
Plain & Simple edible dusts - 39 edible dusting powders which can be mixed with each other to create an infinite range of shades, mix with Snowsdrift White for paler shades, mix with Edible Lustres for sparkle effects etc. Please remember each pot contains at least TWICE as much actual powder than Sugarflair dusts, so they offer exceptional value.
Blossom Tints - another 39 edible dusting powders (different shades from the Plain & Simple range) which can be mixed with each other to create an infinite range of shades, mix with White Blossom Tint for paler shades, mix with Edible Lustres for sparkle effects etc.
Edible Lustres - 21 edible colourings which catch the light to give a gorgeous lustre effect. The subtle differences between the various silver and gold shades are fantastic and Snowflake or Pearl White give a stunning, pearlised sparkle which makes any cake look extra special. Mix with Blossom Tints for lots more shades.
Craft Dusting Colours - 10 more shades which were part of the Blossom Tint range but are now classed as "non toxic non-edible", which is unfortunate as the very term "non-toxic" makes some people feel uneasy. We understand this and are happy to explain . . . every year-or-so the EU re-classifies a number of edible products. The two classifications for food colouring are "edible" and "non-toxic", and some shades which can only be created using certain colourings move from class to class. The shades offered as Craft Dusting Colours simply cannot be created as dusts without using these particular colourings, so they are now classed as "non-toxic non-edible". The most infamous example is a red colouring which is permitted to be classed as "edible" in glacé cherries but not elsewhere . . . work that out?
We hope it goes without saying that they are safe although Sugarflair have to keep themselves right by stating that they should be used on non-edible items, such as sugar flowers etc.
Both the Plain & Simple and Sugarflair ranges are fat free, nut free, gluten free, GM free, certified Kosher and suitable for vegetarians. Says it all really . . . the best colourings you'll ever buy.
PLEASE NOTE not all brands use pots with seals but, where they do, can we ask you to not the following? . . .
. . . our picking teams here at Cake Stuff are taught to check-tighten every lid of every product when packing your order - this may occasionally mean we break a paper sticker-seal if we come across a loose lid. Please regard this is a good sign (ie that we tightened a loose lid to prevent spillage) as opposed to something sinister in that the seal has been moved or torn. The seals are really there for retail shops - to discourage customers from opening lids. We don't have that problem here and seals are in no way a legal requirement, so please understand why occasionally one may appear torn.
As you browse through the colourings, please be sure you are purchasing the correct product as we cannot accept the return of colourings (even if unopened) for food safety reasons. This does not affect your statutory rights.
Please remember colours shown on this site are limited by photography and shades may vary on different PC monitors.