Beginner's Kit


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We know powdered food coloring can be a bit confusing and overwhelming, especially as you first start! So we are here to resolve those concerns for you and have chosen the BEST (& easiest to use) from every collection we make! We hope you enjoy and read below for individual descriptions!



  • DiamonDust:White & Gold DiamonDust
  • Master Elites: Red Rose & Turquoise Waters
  • Sterling Pearls: Wedding Gold & Nu Silver
  • Elites: Amore and Turkish Black

DiamonDust: White Diamond is our MOST POPULAR PRODUCT! It is a beautiful, neutral 100% EDIBLE glitter! We also included Gold DiamonDust, as it is the second most popular & looks especially beautiful on chocolate pieces! To use simply sprinkle on by opening the shaker lid jar and lightly tap it! You will want to keep this product DRY as adding onto very moist confections (like freshly flooded cookies) can cause the dust to lose a bit of shine. Wait until the icing just crusts over to sprinkle on and check out the Color Education OVERVIEW for more tips!

Master Elites: Highly pigmented food coloring SOLELY intended to tint batches of ingredients, ie: royal icing, buttercream, fondant, batters, etc. To best use Master Elites, ensure the color comes into contact with moisture, so the color crystals can fully dissolve! We have MANY demonstrations on how best to use Master Elites - head to the Master Elite Page under Color Education and spend time reviewing the listed videos as well! (ie: SMBC + Master Elites).

Sterling Pearls: Traditionally known as "luster dust," Sterling Pearls can be dry dusted, painted or airbrushed! To paint or airbrush with these powders, simply mix them in a separate dish with high-proof alcohol until you have a painting consistency. For a more opaque finish, add more powder. To airbrush: mix the powder with high-proof alcohol, but keep it more of a liquid consistency. Use a dropper to transfer the mixture from the dish to the airbrush reservoir. Click here for a Sterling Pearl Video Demonstration!

Elite Dusts: Elites are powdered food colors mainly intended to be used TOPICALLY: paint, dust or airbrush. The above directions with Sterling Pearls for painting and airbrushing Elites are the same. We chose Amore as it is THE MOST POPULAR pink for "cheeks" on cookies or any character you are wanting to add blush to! Turkish Black is a color that is INCREDIBLE for shading and adding dimension.  Click here for a video demonstration of Turkish Black shading!


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Holly W.
United States United States
Beginner’s Kit

I had been using gel colors to color my icing and it was so aggravating. Having to use the microwave method to get the colors to deepen was so frustrating. Then I saw The Color Art advertised on Facebook, and it was like a life saver was thrown out to You see, I’m new at this cake thing and I didn’t know there was such a thing as powdered colors. I ordered the beginners kit along with the measuring spoons and some spray bottles. I used the turquoise waters to make icing into rosettes on a birthday cake that I had to make and sprayed them with some glitter. To say I was blown away is an understatement!!! I wish I could post a picture to show you. I loved the color and it was soooo easy and didn’t take much AT ALL! I think I used the smallest spoon in the set, which was 1/64, I think. And that colored my whole batch of icing beautifully. Thanks for making this available to us and I will be buying more in the future. The only drawback was the glitter is so fine and light that it fluttered up in the air all over my dining room and But that’s ok!!! Who doesn’t like a little sparkle??

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United States United States
New customer and forEVER customer!

I wish I had started ordering from you guys years ago. I am so impressed with all the products in this bundle. It’s the perfect introduction to your products. I had so much fun using all of them to decorate my macarons and I’m so excited for the the endless possibilities! I especially love the diamond dust and sterling pearl. The effect is so professional and easy to apply. I’m still practicing as I’m new at the technique but wanted to share my results. Thank you for creating such amazing products!!!

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Patricia A.
United States United States
Super duper pleased

I was beyond pleased with the product Cant believe i waited so long to order. I mean it was due to finances but beyond pleased 

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Renata R.
United States United States
Beginners Kit

I haven’t used them yet but they are exactly what I expected. I plan to order more of the dust

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Ruth C.
United States United States
Absolutely Stunning

I've used the Sterling Pearls: Wedding Gold and DiamonDust:White DiamonDust so far and they are stunning. I used them on my snowflake sugar cookies.