Edible Disco Glitter

Decorating By dahir Updated 13 Mar 2009 , 8:14pm by ApplegumKitchen

dahir Posted 10 Mar 2009 , 11:29pm
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Has anyone heard of this and have any info on where to purchase it. I saw a cake with it on and it looked great.

Thanks
Tracy

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jenniferus2002 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:45am
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I have never used it but am ordering some for a cake i'm doing in June. Here is the link to what i ordered. HTH and good luck!!
http://www.globalsugarart.com/search.php?search=disco+dust&searchimage.x=37&searchimage.y=8

tonicake Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:54am
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Have it, use it and love it! You will too! I've had only great things said about it by my customers!

I believe GSA does have it! I keep getting it at cake shows.

Have fun!

Cupcakeluv24 Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:58am
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http://www.countrykitchensa.com/ Has it I don't know the cost difference between the two but on this site you get 1/4oz for $1.45.

Hope this helps

MaraCarter Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 3:15am
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I was at our cake store and they had recipes setting out to make your own Edible Glitter. I pick one up but havent had time to try it yet. But I thought I would post it if anyone wants to try it. Or if they have any tips if they have tried it also would be great. Not sure where recipe came from so I dont know who to give credit too!

Here is the recipe:

Mix 4 parts water with 1 part gun arabic(ex 4tsp to 1tsp Gum Arabic) Put in microwave long enough to warm water to dissolve gum arabic completely. Turn on oven to 200 degrees. Color liquid to whatever color/depth you desire (clear/white has no color). Lighlty brush liquid onto alluminum foil sheet. Put in oven just long enough for arabic to dry- you can hear it cracking and drying even with the door closed- DO NOT OVER COOK-IT BECOMES BROWN! When dry remove from oven and let cool a few minutes. Crush foil and edible glitter will be crushed to a smaller flake (If you have brushed the liquid on too thickly it will tend to be lumpy and not flake) . If you want a very small flake, put glitter into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Put into a salt shaker-type container for best results in decorating. Now you can make whatever color edible glitter you desire!

Sorry, No times listed on Microwave times or oven. If anyone know please fill in.

ApplegumKitchen Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:50am
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We get a diferent brand of Disco Glitter here - called Edable Art (Yes it IS spelt like that) - and it is quite mis-representative - as it is not REALLY edible - maybe in small quantities - but would be reluctant to use in any great quantity on a cake.

I have used it with great success as an accent on things not deemed to be part of the cake... like

the dress on the figurine http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1327800

and on the shoe and bag on this one - although light has not picked it up too well http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1290778

ladixiechic1 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:02pm
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I RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS DISCO DUST AND IT IS ADVERTISED FOR CONSUMPTION. WHEN IT CAME IN, ON THE CONTAINER, IT SAYS FOR CRAFTS, NOT EDIBLE. SO I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED.

ApplegumKitchen Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 8:14pm
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Thats why I pointed it out - I love it - bring a real WOW factor to lots of stuff but as I said - I tend to use it on smaller accent type pieces that can be removed from the cake.

Check out these cupcake toppers made recently by franjmc

http://www.flickr.com/photos/franjmc/3327135333/in/photostream/

AND the cutting cake for the cupcake tower

http://www.flickr.com/photos/franjmc/3322607388/in/photostream/

see HOW the glitter adds to the whole design - so don't discard using it - just be careful HOW you use it

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