Twinkle Dust Question

Decorating By GraceSolomon Updated 2 Dec 2012 , 6:31pm by costumeczar

GraceSolomon Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 2:51am
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Hi everyone!

I was hoping someone could offer me some guidance.  A friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her daughter's birthday.  However, she wants the cake completely covered in light green glitter.  Is this even possible.  I was thinking of covering a cake in light green fondant and then brushing on the sour apple twinkle dust.  Would the cake still be edible after all this?  I was looking at the PME Edible Luster Sprays but I just wanted something more glittery.  Any thoughts?  Thank you so much!!!!

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heartsnsync Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 4:00am
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I don't know if this will help you but I will tell you what I do.  I purchased some pearlized dusts made by Crystal Colors.  These are 100% FDA food safe. I mix a bit of this with a small amount  confectioner's sugar and dust it on the fondant with a food safe brush.  It leaves a shimmery surface to the fondant without being over the top.  To change up or darken colors I add a bit of petal dust and confectioner's sugar along with the Crystal Colors dusts.  HTH

GraceSolomon Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 5:11am
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AThank you so much Heartsnsync - I love the idea of the pearalized dusts but I think that my friend wants it to look "over the top". Do you think I can safely use the twinkle dust on the entire cake? How would I apply it?

kakeladi Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 5:44am
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Even though sold as 'food', as charmed says, they are NOT edible.  They may be 'non-toxic' but that only means very small amounts will pass through the body w/o major harm but could build up in internal organs over time &/or be a problem for people w/health issues.

This is the time for YOU the professional to educate the public. 

kazita Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 6:10am
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RosesCupcakes Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 2:26pm
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I have seen powdered, edible glitter and shimmery colors (; however, you have to be careful that it does not contain titanium dioxide because it is a carcinogen if inhaled.


I also found edible glitter that you may be interested in (not sure of the ingredients):,default,pd.html?start=74&cgid=products-bakeware-cakedecorating


Good luck!

costumeczar Posted 2 Dec 2012 , 6:31pm
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I wouldn't cover a cake with disco dust, it's just plastic. You can make edible glitter from Wilton gumtex, or just buy it, but it won't be so sparkly.


You could put some gumpaste pieces on the cake that did have the disco dust on them, but make sure they know not to eat them.

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