What Kind Of Cake Glitter Looks Like Real Glitter?

Decorating By Tracyj Updated 21 May 2010 , 9:19pm by windemire

Tracyj Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:43pm
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I ordered the wrong thing. What I have looks like flakes. What do I order if I want the kind that looks like real glitter?

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cupcakemkr Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:59pm
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i believe you are looking for disco dust - keep in mind it is not edible so you should use it only for accent pieces that would not be eaten

sillywabbitz Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:10pm
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Can you crush the flakes? Would that make it more fine like glitter?

tmac670 Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:18pm
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Disco dust in not edible?

cupcakemkr Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by tmac670

Disco dust in not edible?




Here is what I've read, from a distributors website:

Craft Coloring Dusts are what bring your flowers to life. I recommend you apply 'petal' dust to dried flower first, then if you want it to glisten, apply lustre dust. If you want metallic items, choose HIGHLIGHTER dusts.

Although these items are classified as "edible" in Europe, in the United States they are classed as "NON-TOXIC FOR DECORATION ONLY" AND NOT considered edible. Buy at your own discretion. Sugarcraft presumes no responsibility for use on food, nor will any refund be issued.

aundron Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:10pm
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Highlighter and Luster Dust are different from Disco(glitter) Dust. (at least in looks)

And the kind I use and the one in the link I provided are non-toxic(edible)

http://www.intotheoven.com/Dusts-Fine-Glitter-Dust/c51_141/p672/Orange-Fine-Glitter-Dust-4.5g/product_info.html?osCsid=436806b44751ae257c468dbec3baedce

HTH icon_smile.gif

FlamingoLadyKimmie Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:18pm
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What I buy looks like flakes too, but I just crush them up and they look more like real glitter!!!

KHalstead Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:22pm
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http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=22274&substring=pixie+dust


this is what I use and it's edible!!

Here is a pic of a topper with it on it.....looks exactly like REAL glitter! I love it!
LL

Tracyj Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:27pm
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Thanks everyone. I tried to crush them up but they didn't give me the full coverage like I needed.

I ma doing a wedding cake with a peacock theme and the topper is a peacock (not full fledged with feathers and such, more "artsy/abstract) covered in real glitter. I wanted the accent pieces to have the same look. They can be taken off and not eaten.

However has anyone seen these.... www.bedazzlemybonbons.com These look amazing! I would love to know what they are covered in.

aundron Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by Tracyj

Thanks everyone. I tried to crush them up but they didn't give me the full coverage like I needed.

I ma doing a wedding cake with a peacock theme and the topper is a peacock (not full fledged with feathers and such, more "artsy/abstract) covered in real glitter. I wanted the accent pieces to have the same look. They can be taken off and not eaten.

However has anyone seen these.... www.bedazzlemybonbons.com These look amazing! I would love to know what they are covered in.





Disco/Pixie dust or edible glitter is what you are needing; it looks exactly like glitter!! icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:28pm
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word to the wise, if you eat too much you'll have um..................let's just say you'll have a reason to wear one of these pins!! lol





those bedazzled bon bons are pretty and all but I'll betcha you'll need a pin after popping a couple of those bad boys!! lol
LL

Tracyj Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:34pm
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That made me laugh out loud! icon_lol.gif

KHalstead Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:37pm
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did you notice on the FAQ page that they'll send you free samples if you pay shipping?

2 each of 6 different flavors plus a pop!

wonder if they're for real.......I'm so curious, they're very beautiful!!

conchita Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:44pm
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Originally Posted by Tracyj

Thanks everyone. I tried to crush them up but they didn't give me the full coverage like I needed.

I ma doing a wedding cake with a peacock theme and the topper is a peacock (not full fledged with feathers and such, more "artsy/abstract) covered in real glitter. I wanted the accent pieces to have the same look. They can be taken off and not eaten.

However has anyone seen these.... www.bedazzlemybonbons.com These look amazing! I would love to know what they are covered in.




I seen a page were I think they have what you are looking for, let me look for it.

melmar02 Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:52pm
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How do you attach the disco dust? I'm making an initial topper out of gumpaste for a wedding cake and want it covered in disco dust. Will gumpaste dry out too fast for it to stick if I shape the letter and then sprinkle it on? Should I roll out a snake roll it in the disco dust and then form the letter?

Sorry to take this slightly off topic.

Kitagrl Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:57pm
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The only thing I've ever seen "non edible" is highlighter dust...disco and pixie dust, as far as I know, is perfectly edible....

I LOVE glitter. thumbs_up.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:18pm
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The only thing I've ever seen "non edible" is highlighter dust...disco and pixie dust, as far as I know, is perfectly edible....

I LOVE glitter. thumbs_up.gif




Non-toxic DOES NOT equal edible. Edible is something that is a food based product that is treated by the body like food (digested and broken down). Non-toxic ONLY means that it isn't poisonous and shouldn't be harmful if ingested.

Disco Dusts and Pixie dusts are NOT edible--they are not food products or processed by the body like food. They are finely ground PLASTIC glitter. It is NON-TOXIC because it isn't poisonous and shouldn't be harmful if ingested. A person with diverticulitis or diverticulosis could have problems with the small NON-DIGESTIBLE bits of plastic.

Disco Dusts and Pixie Dusts are recommended for items that will be removed and not eaten.

The term "edible" is used differently in different parts of the world. Certain items from the UK are termed "edible", but, in fact, fall in the "non-toxic" category in the US.

HTH
Rae

Kitagrl Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:20pm
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Blakes, not arguing, just trying to understand...the highlighter dust is also "non toxic" but it has warnings on it on the webpage where its sold from that it is non edible. But the pixie dusts have no such warnings...but all are of course non toxic...? (If not non-toxic they would not be sold as cake deco)...

BlakesCakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:34pm
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Yes, the highlighter dusts have been designated not for human consumption but non-toxic, for as long as I can remember. I have no idea why that's the case, unless the metals used for them are OK in small doses, but better to stay away from, if given the option.

You can go to the scrapbooking aisle at Michael's and find dozens of items--dusts, markers, etc., that are "non-toxic", but we all know that those aren't for human consumption. These products are certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D-4236 and federal law P.L. 100-695--like crayons, playdoh, etc.

The warning you get on the dusts depends greatly on the supplier. Some go the extra mile to tell buyers that they are for use on removable decos, others don't. I guess the ones who don't want to sell more???

It's important that they be non-toxic because that really means that it's OK for them to touch something that will be eaten, but that doesn't mean that they should be eaten. It just means that if someone happens to consume them, or something that they've touched, they most likely won't get sick.

I don't eat ground up plastic. I don't offer that as an option to those who consume my cakes, either.

Rae

mariana7842731 Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:52pm
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what a buzzkill

BlakesCakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:56pm
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what a buzzkill




Yeah, reality and the truth often have that effect.

Rae

mariana7842731 Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:58pm
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I wasn't talking about what u said but i'm not surprised you replied with that, you're pretty snippy with most people despite ur happy little chatroom of "let's Change the Tone of tonight". hmmmmm.

BlakesCakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:00pm
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I wasn't talking about what u said but i'm not surprised you replied with that, you're pretty snippy with most people despite ur happy little chatroom of "let's Change the Tone of tonight". hmmmmm.




You have your "snippy" people confused, honey. I didn't start that thread about changing the tone of anything--BlueHue did........... icon_lol.gif

Rae

Kitagrl Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:03pm
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Well I love cake glitter and will continue to use it. thumbs_up.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by mariana7842731

that's why a lot of people don't post much, know it all crabby replies. such a shame




...............then maybe you should stop doing it.............. icon_eek.gif

Rae

KHalstead Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:39pm
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in any case, someone wanted to know how to attach the pixie dust/disco dust to gumpaste letters.........I brush my gumpaste item w/ egg whites and then dust liberally with the disco dust and shake off excess. When the egg whites dry they seal in the glitter (disco dust) making it stay on the gumpaste piece.

Of course I'm sure some people might not like the idea of the egg whites, but I live life on the EDGE LOL I make royal w/ raw egg whites sometimes too and eat it by the spoonful (j/k I think royal is disgusting....but I'm not afraid to eat it by the spoonful.........if it tasted good)

BlakesCakes Posted 19 May 2010 , 12:52am
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I've used piping gel and barely warm crisco for putting the disco & pixie on the edges of things, especially things like gelatin that can't get wet. I get the most control with the warm crisco on a small paintbrush.

For overall coverage on something with some heft, I've used meringue powder in water (same as egg whites) and thinned gum glue.

I do my work with the dusts over a large plastic lid with a small notch cut in the edge. When I'm finished, I bend the lid at the notch and the dust slides down & into the original pot.

Rae

Meowcakes Posted 19 May 2010 , 1:37am
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Originally Posted by mariana7842731

that's why a lot of people don't post much, know it all crabby replies. such a shame




Too true. And they say it in such a condescending manor as well.

Thank you to all our self proclaimed geniuses on this lovely site.

endymion Posted 19 May 2010 , 1:59am
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I really have appreciated the information shared in this thread, and saved it so that I will have all the info in th future. That is what is so great about this site; it DOES have people who "know it all" and are willing to share that knowledge with the rest of us! icon_biggrin.gif

Meowcakes Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:01am
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Share away. Do people have to be snobs about it? I guess so to some.

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