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What is the chalk that you say to dust flowers on cake. Can it be made or do you have to buy it at the store?

Rose - from Scranton, PA

You should use non-toxic chalk to dust flower decorations on a cake.  You cannot make it, you buy it.  Chalk made for children's use is non-toxic.  Also, craft stores carry non-toxic chalk.

There is also a product called Pearl Dust made specifically for dusting flowers and other cake decorations.  It has a luster that the other chalk does not have.  It's available at craft and hobby stores and wherever you buy cake decorating products.


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