I'm wanting to make Michele Foster's Fondant. So I went to the store and bought glycerin. The bottle says to dilute it with water and to use it as a skin protectant for chapped lips ect. It doesn't say that it's an edible product at all.
It says glycerin right on the label, but is this the right thing?
mine from wilton and it says Restores consistency of icing colors.
I hope it's help
I use the glycerin from the pharmacy for my fondant. There's conflicting information about its "food saftey". I've read on a website that reported research on the topic that if it says U.S.P. that it not harmful to consume.
Some person who posted in these forums who says they are a scientist says its harmful if does not say that it's edible.
I thought there were 2 different types of glycerin- One kind is used when making things like soap and hand lotion (non-edible). The other kind is used when cooking or baking (edible).
I buy the brand from CK products which you find in the cake stores. I think it might be the same thing because I have heard of people buying it at a pharmacy. Its an oil so I can see it being added to soap and other things to soften the skin.
I buy it at Sun Harvest in a 16oz bottle and it says that it can be diluted and used on the skin. It also says that it can be used as a sweetener in beverages.
Before I bought that one, I bought one with a spanish label from CVS that said USP but it didn't say it was edible anywhere, so I chickened out on using it. I have a feeling it was exactly the same stuff, though.