Edible Glitters And Dusts?

Decorating By ConfectionsCC Updated 23 Nov 2010 , 8:40pm by BlakesCakes

ConfectionsCC Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 2:33am
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I am wanting to know the difference in the edible glitter, edible glitter dust, and disco glitters. And if any of you have any photos to share with me so I can see what it looks like that would be great! I am a visual learner icon_eek.gif lol! I am wanting to start buying this stuff so bad and using them on cakes, but I don't want to buy something and it be completely different than what I expected! Oh, and if you could explain the application techniques for each that would be awesome too!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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kristanashley Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 2:38am
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I wanna know too please!

LogansMommie Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 2:45am
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I used the Wilton white edible glitter/sparkles for a cake I did for today. It's the Club Penguin one (most recent) in my photos. I loved the effect it had on the snow. I just generously sprinkled it on. Also - I used luster dust on my igloo and just painted it onto the fondant to give it a beautiful sheen like ice. I love using the luster dusts and am looking forward to finding something creative to do with the edible glitter again! icon_smile.gif

ConfectionsCC Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 2:51am
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I too have used the luster dusts and sanding sugar(its just coarse sugar with color added) and I know about petal dust...but its these other glitters...

LogansMommie Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 3:01am
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The glitter I used on the snow in my cake was not the sanding sugar, but actual glitter flakes.

LogansMommie Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 3:29am
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Wow - they do have a lot to pick from! I just saved it as a favorite and will have to poke around! How is their shipping? I've only ordered from Global Sugar Art and they have been awesome to work with (aside from their really high shipping costs)... But I could totally spend a fortune on cake supplies. The only local stores I have are Michael's & AC Moore and I'm getting bored with what they have to offer.

ConfectionsCC Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 3:32am
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They do not make money off shipping, you type in you zip at the checkout (you can calculate cost before finishing your order) exactly what UPS charges! and they are EXTREMELY fast! They have a chart for the UPS shipping timeline, I am in the two day area, I made my order on a tues morning, I received my package 8 am thursday!! they are very nice and helpful if you need to call them as well!

Coral3 Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 7:13am
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I use EdAble Art disco glitters. Here are a couple examples of use:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1827458
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1809731

Usually to apply I dip a dry paint brush into the glitter and then shake/tap the brush above whatever I want it on.

ConfectionsCC Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 10:22pm
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awesome coral3!! That was exactly what I am looking for!

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 5:00am
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Sadly, disco dusts are NOT edible. They are finely ground PLASTIC and are for decorative use only. They should be used only on items that will be removed before serving.

They are non-toxic, but that's not the same as edible. It merely means that if someone were to ingest some, they would most likley not get ill.

Even the Edable Art website makes this clear:

http://www.rainbowdust.co.uk/stardust-bubblegum.html

HTH
Rae

ConfectionsCC Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 5:27am
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So, what would I use then to give parts of the cake that would be eaten, extra glittery sparkle? I know to use luster dust, or airbrush sheen on...which I have, but for that "glittery" look, I have see people use it on an entire tier, or on fondant stripes that would most likely be eaten, did they do this wrongly? Or is there a product that IS EDIBLE? If there is, thats what I want! I want to make a cake for my family's christmas party that is red and glittery, glittery gift box looking is the idea, any suggestions??

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 5:35am
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Originally Posted by ConfectionsCC

So, what would I use then to give parts of the cake that would be eaten, extra glittery sparkle? I know to use luster dust, or airbrush sheen on...which I have, but for that "glittery" look, I have see people use it on an entire tier, or on fondant stripes that would most likely be eaten, did they do this wrongly? Or is there a product that IS EDIBLE? If there is, thats what I want! I want to make a cake for my family's christmas party that is red and glittery, glittery gift box looking is the idea, any suggestions??




Yes, they did it wrongly. They have applied finely ground plastic glitter to food.

The edible product is the flaky edible sparkles (colored, dried gum arabic). You can grind it down more by rubbing it thru a small tea strainer.

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E310D1E-475A-BAC0-5E0EF1DB7697E8A1&fid=3E32ABF9-475A-BAC0-52EF871BDC4BFB50

The other edible option is sanding sugar.

HTH
Rae

Coral3 Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 7:46am
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I've never used the 'Rainbow Dust', only the 'EdAble Art' brand. I just looked at an unopened pot of it I have - it doesn't say anywhere on it that it is for decoration only, but I did notice it has a 'Best Before' date on it!

jillyscakes Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 8:02am
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When you gogle edable art rainbow dust comes up as the web page think they are now one and the same

heroes Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 10:33am
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Does anyone know how to make these edible sparle dust instead of buying them?

brincess_b Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 10:44am
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edable art and rainbow dust are different companies, i forget how they have ended up being so well linked, but they are different.

you really cant make anything that glittery, other than adding pearl or lustre dust to whatever - petal dust, sugar crystals/ sparkles. the sparkles actually look really good in real life, they just dont photograph as well as the non-edable sparkles do.
xx

__Martha__ Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 12:00pm
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It probably won't let me post this link, but I'll try:

http://www.ehow.com/how_6676636_make-edible-glitter.html

If it doesn't work, just google "how to make edible glitter". The article is from eHow.

I've never tried it, but just happened to run across the article the other day.

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Nov 2010 , 8:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coral3

I've never used the 'Rainbow Dust', only the 'EdAble Art' brand. I just looked at an unopened pot of it I have - it doesn't say anywhere on it that it is for decoration only, but I did notice it has a 'Best Before' date on it!




I don't want to start a fight, but despite being called "Edable" (sic)--note, not "edible"--these disco dusts are NOT edible per US classifications. For whatever reason, they are, apparently, considered edible in Europe. Why it's OK to consume plastic on your food in Europe, I'll never know, but here in the US, it remains a no-no.

I have no idea why they have a "best before date" on them, because plastic doesn't go bad. Sadly, few, if any of the suppliers of these disco dusts have put the "for decoration only" info on the small labels on the pots. It can, however, often be found in small print somewhere on the website.

Rae

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