Cake Sparkle

Decorating By Cindy0716 Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 2:52pm by Karen421

Cindy0716 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 12:44am
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I love sparkle; the more the better!! Between edible glitter, lulster dust, disco dust, petal dust, sparkle dust, shimmer dust, sanding sugar, etc., how do I know which product is going to give me the most glitz? I want dazzling results. What is the difference between edible glitter and disco dust? Which one sparkles more? Can someone help me?

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BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 3:26am
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Biggest difference is that edible glitter (cake sparkles) IS edible. It's made from dried gum arabic. It comes in flakes that can be made smaller by grinding in a small tea strainer with the handle of a spatula.

Disco/pixie dusts are NOT edible---they're finely ground a PLASTIC. Some have metal, too. They're for decorative use on items that will NOT be eaten. They're non-toxic, so it's OK of they touch something that will be eaten.


HTH
Rae

KayMc Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 3:39am
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Oh wow! Thanks so much for that info! I had no idea! Yikes!

Ballymena Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:11am
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Thanks, won't be using grouond plastic or metals on my cakes.

Karen421 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

Biggest difference is that edible glitter (cake sparkles) IS edible. It's made from dried gum arabic. It comes in flakes that can be made smaller by grinding in a small tea strainer with the handle of a spatula.

Disco/pixie dusts are NOT edible---they're finely ground a PLASTIC. Some have metal, too. They're for decorative use on items that will NOT be eaten. They're non-toxic, so it's OK of they touch something that will be eaten.


HTH
Rae




I had no idea! Thanks!! Learned something new already and it is still early!!!!

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