Having read critical reviews, I decided to try these out for myself. I was very impressed. They work brilliantly for me, and the designs look great dusted on both cakes and, using cocoa, on hot drinks. So long as the product is used the correct way up (The shield is focused to be used only one way up to improve detail) and the dusting is sieved onto the shield rather than sprinkled then it should work well. If using to top hot drinks, I do find that a thick foam is needed. I can only describe the results I got with the one word used most fondly by the Ninth Doctor. Fantastic!