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July 2018 Product Review: Powder Colours by Rainbow Dust

This month, we had the chance to try the fantastic range of Powder Colours by Rainbow Dust. They are a great way to add colour to your sugar flowers, modelled animals, characters and much more! They’re also super easy to use and 100% edible!

The first thing we noticed was how simple it was to identify the colours by the lid of each pot, the vibrant labelling really stood out against the black saving us time searching for the colour we needed.

The wide range of colours available is very impressive. There is a whole spectrum of shades to choose from, you’re almost guaranteed to find the exact colour you need for your project. But if for any reason you can’t find the colour you’re looking for, Powder Colours can be mixed together to create infinite amounts of shades giving you the freedom to create your own unique colour!

We decided to test a few colours on some sugarpaste covered cupcakes using different techniques, including painting and dusting on textured and flat sugarpaste.

Using the Strawberry Powder Colour and a dry soft brush, we began dusting our dried gum paste rose. We really liked how striking the colour was and how easy it felt to add shading to our sugar flower. A little goes a long way so there is no need to load your brush with colour. A good way to do this is to buff any excess powder into a piece of kitchen paper.

The Powder Colours also worked really well on textured sugarpaste. We used the Milk Chocolate and Black Magic Powder Colours to highlight a woodgrain texture and the beautifully vibrant Royal Blue to add a faded ombré effect to our bunched fabric cupcake.

We also really liked how stress-free it was to transform the edible Powder Colours into edible paints. We tipped a very small amount of the Dusky Pink into a paint palette and added enough clear food grade alcohol until we had the consistency we needed. We used a clean sponge to apply the colour (you could also use a paintbrush) until the sugarpaste was covered. We then used a thinner consistency in White and an old paintbrush to add a white speckled effect.

Overall, we were very impressed with the quality and professional finish of Powder Colours by Rainbow Dust. They’re vivid, versatile, available in many colours and are 100% edible! Very highly recommended.

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