COLOR EDUCATION

Howdy and welcome to #teamsugarart! We're so happy you're here! We manufacture premium food colors, luster dusts and edible glitter for your cakes and confections!
 
Each line is unique and special, intended for specific applications ... so if you're new here, THIS is the place to start! Below you will find an abundance of education on each line we produce ... so sit back, enjoy and never hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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QUICK OVERVIEW

 

Our FDA Compliant and Kosher Certified Lines include: Master Elites™, Elite Dusts™, Sterling Pearls™ and DiamonDust™. Each line is 100% Edible and safe to consume, per FDA regulations and guidelines!

 

Lines that are strictly for DECORATIVE USE ONLY include: Disco Shakers, Cosmic Shakers and Highlighters. Please solely use these products for the decorative elements of your sugar art, portions that will not be consumed. Most often applicable to cake decorators in gum-paste flower work, bows, plaques, etc. Parts that will be removed from the cake and not consumed.

 

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BEST APPLICATIONS FOR EACH LINE

 

ELITE DUSTS™

Most commonly referred to as "petal dust" in the baking industry. This line of color is perfect for TOPICAL application of your sugar work. You can dust, paint and even airbrush with Elite Dusts™!

Elite Dusts™ are also PERFECT for coloring CHOCOLATE, as they are the only fat soluble color we manufacture. If interested in coloring chocolate, it is best to pick the deepest tones - ensuring you will obtain a full range of color and receive the most "bang for your buck" with our small jars. When coloring chocolate with Elites™, you will want to choose the deepest tones we offer, as they are not as high-intensity as Master Elites™ and will take much more of the color to achieve various tones.

 

MASTER ELITES™

This highly pigmented product was solely created to color your sugar ingredients including: royal icing, fondant, buttercream, gum-paste, macaron batter, cake batter and cookie dough! The exception is CHOCOLATE, as ME's require moisture to be activated and are not fat soluble. For coloring chocolate, please see our Elite Dust™ line!

Black and White Master Elites: We sell Black and White in larger jars, as it will take MORE of the color to achieve your desired tones. They are made from an FDA Compliant Oxide and are not as intensely pigmented as the remaining collection. Please visit Instagram IGTV and our Highlights for demonstration and additional education.

Master Elites™ achieve the most VIBRANT colors in the baking industry with just a touch of powder. Please Ed and Holly's many demonstrations on Instagram / IGTV!

Click image below to download our Master Elite Comprehensive Overview!

 

DIAMONDUST™

The first FDA compliant and Kosher Certified edible glitter! Brilliant in sparkle, they achieve the most gorgeous glitter finish the industry has seen. DiamonDust™ must have MOISTURE to adhere and is best applied TOPICALLY. Do not mix in or paint with this line, or you will lose all shine.

  • Cookies: When spraying on icing, let the icing crust over and then apply. If you spray while the icing is wet - the mica will get lost and you will lose the glitter effect.
  • Macarons: Because macaron batter is dense, you are able to spray the DiamonDust™ before you bake! It will come out so shimmery, you will LOVE it!
  • Cakes: Spray DiamonDust™ on very fresh fondant, gum-paste or icing! It will maintain its shine due to the consistency of each ingredient.

STERLING PEARLS™

Most commonly known as "luster dust," our Sterling Pearl™ line provides the most beautiful shine and metallic finish when painted with vodka or high-proof alcohol! They are also incredible dry-dusted or airbrushed! And unlike the commonly used Highlighters in this industry, Sterling Pearls™ are FDA Compliant, Kosher Certified and SAFE TO CONSUME.

 

HIGHLIGHTERS

Highlighters result in the most metallic finish when painted, however, they are NOT INTENDED FOR CONSUMPTION. We recommend using them solely on the decorative elements of your sugar work: gum-paste flowers, plaques, bows, etc. Pieces that will be REMOVED and not eaten.

When looking for a 100% edible gold or silver, please try our best selling Sterling Pearls: Wedding Gold™, Super Gold™, Golden Halo™ and Nu Silver™.

 

DISCO SHAKERS

 We have discontinued this line effective July 2020. The FDA has identified disco dust non-toxic and safe to come in contact with food, HOWEVER, this line is also NOT INTENDED FOR CONSUMPTION. Please only use Disco Shakers on the pieces of your sugar art that will not be eaten: gum-paste flowers, bows, plaques, cake toppers, etc.

 

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 COLOR CHART DOWNLOAD

 

Below is our color chart for your reference! Feel free to download (scroll down) and review prior to purchasing our colors, ensuring you are buying the right collection for your intended use.

Be sure and follow us on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK, too! Ed and Holly work incredibly hard producing content and demonstrations to not only showcase the colors, but to educate on their best use! Please see Instagram / IGTV for incredible video tutorials!

Thank you so much for reviewing our copy-written education. We appreciate your business, support and friendship!

Ed and Holly

DOWNLOAD:  The Sugar Art Color Chart