cakeart105 Posted 31 Oct 2012 , 4:19pm
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I found these beautiful cupcakes and love the sparkle. Can anyone tell me how this was done and what was used?

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FashionistaMommy Posted 20 Nov 2012 , 9:07pm
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Have you heard of  disco dust? I've never used it myself but I see it often around the net. 

AZCouture Posted 20 Nov 2012 , 9:20pm
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! That's 10 tons of plastic right there. I mean, that cupcake is dipped straight into a pile of it. Yuch! Disco Dust should be used sparingly on items that won't be eaten only.

AZCouture Posted 20 Nov 2012 , 9:20pm
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Hopefully that was just done for pictures and no one actually ate that.icon_confused.gif

me_me1 Posted 22 Nov 2012 , 2:33am
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For an alternative to some of the glitters out there which can sometimes be called edible but are really just non-toxic (meaning that although not what we would call edible they will just pass through your system) you could use sanding sugar which would give you a sparkly look but is safer to eat.

I'm not actually a fan of sanding sugar, I don't like the crunchiness, but it would give you a sparkly alternative. Perhaps if you ground it down a bit it could give the sparkle without too much crunch - not sure, never tried it, just thinking out loud.

You can get some totally natural edible glitters - just do a bit of a Google search for them. You may have to buy them online but they are out there.

sophymalik Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 8:38pm
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this is called edible glitter :)

you can get it from most cake shops

it is edible, but im not sure if it the healthiest thing 

hope this helped! 

HotPink_LipGloss Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 3:39am
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ANot to mention whoever eats that will have tons of glitter coming out their other in the next day....never eating something with that stuff on it . It's meant for decoration on things that are edible but not eaten like fondant. I wouldn't want to give people a bunch of plastic to eat. I know a cupcake shop around here who has surrounded her business on using disco dust on all her stuff....not good and the customers have no idea.

kakeladi Posted 9 Dec 2012 , 5:17am
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Edible glitter cannot give that effect.  You will get some glittering effect but NOT the example showed.

As was mentioned it most likely is disco dust OR crystle/sanding sugar.  Either of the latter will give the cupcakes an unpleasent  crunchyness.

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