How Do I Do This To A Cupcake? Help !

Baking By sameera1990 Updated 23 Apr 2011 , 11:13am by Manoleta

sameera1990 Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 7:19pm
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Hi icon_smile.gif
Can someone tell me how to get this glittery effect on my cupcakes?

sanding sugar??
thank you icon_smile.gif

16 replies
zespri Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 7:31pm
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looks like white (holographic) edible glitter. Any edible glitter you like would do the trick.

Caths_Cakes Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 7:34pm
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Yup, edible glitter icon_smile.gif just sprinkle it on and Taaada!

Corrie76 Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 7:39pm
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it could be the edible glitter, but really to me, it looks like regular glitter. I would never ever use regular glitter on a cake or cookie but I do know one decorator, I used to work with, who had no problem sprinkling craft glitter onto cakes! icon_eek.gif

kristanashley Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 7:47pm
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Looks like edible pixie dust to me

Jokerz Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 7:56pm
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I think it may be disco dust.

jerseygirlNga Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 8:11pm
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I second the opinion. Disco Dust!

zespri Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:24pm
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I've never heard of disco dust. What's the difference between disco dust and edible glitter?

MadameRaz - I bought some glitter from a lady once who said to me "this is not edible, but it's non toxic. Edible means your body can process it as food, non-toxic means you'll have glitter in your poo". lol!

jibbies Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:32pm
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Why don't you contact the baker and ask?

KakeMistress Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:37pm
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I just bought some disco dust and it looks JUST like regular glitter.

cabecakes Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:53pm
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It looks like disco dust to me too. Disco dust shouldn't be put on the edible part of a cupcake or cake. It should only be put on non-edible decorations. At least this is my understanding. I believe that disco dust is a very finely ground plastic, and while it is non-toxic it is not supposed to be eaten. If I am wrong about this, someone please correct me. I believe if you go to a certain website that is always listed in the sidebar global..... then you will find it listed there as non-edible.

mmmcake0072 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:01am
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It is disco dust and from what I last heard it is edible BUT not FDA approved. There is much controversy over this product. I live in Ont. Canada and can only find it thru some suppliers because there are customs issues with it (due to the controversy I'm sure). I do use it though....prior to asking the clients permission(I tell them of the issue with the product ) and I always put on parts of the cake that can be taken off and therefore eating it is at the clients discretion.

KakeMistress Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:26am
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when I bought it, it was listed as edible glitter. I had no problems with it.

sillywabbitz Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:41am
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If you can't find truly edible glitter, pearl dust or the spray pearl sheen would give you a similar effect without the worry of the food safe issues.

sameera1990 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:56am
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thank you!! I wouldn't want something that isn't recommended to eat so I think I'll try the luster dust and see how that goes icon_smile.gif
Thanks again for all your help icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

joycesdaughter111 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 8:00am
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This is definately disco dust. It is also called pixie dust sometimes.

Manoleta Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 11:13am
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Looks like edible glitter

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