Hi Ali--Pearl dust is in a category of it's own. There are pearl dusts, petal and luster dusts, and disco/twinkle/pixie dusts. --
I cannot get disco dust locally, I have to order it. -- Places like SweetWise, Global Sugar Art, etc. sell it. A quick Google search will point you in the right direction, but if you don't have time to order any, you can work with what you do have access to.
I use disco dust sparingly these days (in my earlier videos I use it much more often) -- I love it, but reserve it more for gum paste or fondant items that won't be eaten. This is because while it is labeled "non-toxic", it is not intended for consumption.
I use Super Pearl dust which I ordered online, but I have tried Wilton's Pearl Spray and it works nicely also. It doesn't give that glittery/sparkle look---it is a pearlized look. So, if you spray or brush pearl dust onto a hot pink accent for example, it will make the color a little more muted and give it a bit of pearlized sheen.
Wilton has edible glitters--pretty, but not the same "bling" factor.
What are you decorating? Maybe we can come up with some more ideas for you.
Posted Apr 8 2013 1:46 am #