Cake Sparkles

Decorating By Ballymena Updated 27 Dec 2008 , 10:42pm by gales

Ballymena Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 9:59pm
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Help Now!
I am making snowflake cookies and have run out of white cake sparkles(edible glitter), so has my local store. Need suggestions!!! Does anyone know how to make them?

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brincess_b Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 10:06pm
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you could try using regular sugar as sprinkles?

Wildrose6633 Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 10:15pm
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Take a small quantity if egg whites and color it which ever color you want spread it thinly over a baking paper and let dry, crumple the paper and store the glitter in a jar. If you want it white leave it clear if you are working with white royal icing it will look white anyway.

gales Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 10:31pm
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I know some people use crushed up sweets, the hard glassy type ones. I may try these on some cupcakes when I've finished my Christmas and birthday orders this month. Can imagine that some brilliant effects can be created.

Ballymena Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:04am
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What about salmonella from raw egg?

__Jamie__ Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 11:11pm
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Salmonella is actually transmitted via contaminants on the outer surface of the egg shell, not from the yolk or white itself. I think washing the egg will get rid of anything that would harm you.

__Jamie__ Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 11:14pm
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Whoops...just read some info that shows MY info is not entirely correct.

cakecookie6 Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 11:58pm
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This is from Comprehensive Cake Decorating Book by Vi Whittington.
Makes 1/8 cup.
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons gum arabic
heavy duty aluminum foil
1" brush
food color (unless white is desired)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In small pan, combine water and gum arabic and dissolve over low heat. Whip with small wire whip to speed dissolving. Do not allow to boil. when dissolved, immediately pour mixture through a small strainer or cheese cloth. add color at this time if desired. Place sheet of foil, shiny side up, on a cookie sheet. brush strained solution onto foil. Place in oven. Watch closely to prevent burning. When it appears dried, crackled and curled into flakes or sheets, remove from oven and brush glitter off foil with paper towel. Let cool. when cool, push glitter through tea strainer with back of spoon toto enhance.

gales Posted 27 Nov 2008 , 8:51am
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Thanks cake cookie! I will try this out on some Christmas cakes

Ballymena Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 8:17pm
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Thanks so much, I will try it asap

gales Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 9:15pm
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am having problems getting hold of gum arabic locally, may have to order online

Ballymena Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 10:38pm
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Gum arabic is also called gumtex which is made by Wilton of you can get Wilton products

gales Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 10:42pm
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Thankyou for that. I may be able to get it locally now I know that name for it. Ordering online is OK if I need to order a few things (postage costs) But it being just after Xmas I have most of what I need, or can afford. Thank you for replying

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