Queen15 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 4:49pm
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Relatively new to the cake decorating, was wondering if anyone can tell me how to add sparkle to fondant safely. I have seen cakes covered in fondant that appear to have a glitter effect. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Many thanksicon_smile.gif

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Ducky316 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 5:37pm
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I use the Wiltons pearl dust when I want a sparkle..It works beautifully and is food safe :)

Queen15 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 7:01pm
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Yes I use that too...but have seen cakes with sparkle inside the fondant not brushed over the surface.

AZCouture Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 8:21pm
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Then...it was kneaded into the fondant maybe?

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 11:44pm
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If you can post a photo, that would help us "diagnose" what you're seeing. 

 

In some cases, it could be sanding sugar.

 

If it's Disco Dust, it renders the product INEDIBLE, unless the "sparkling" parts can be completely removed befor serving.

 

Rae

Queen15 Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 11:50pm
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Ah..it imight just be sanding sugar it looks like sugar now I think about it. Does that just sit on top of the fondant or how do you apply it >

BlakesCakes Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 4:12am
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You can put a coating of piping gel, thinned corn syrup, or gum glue on the fondant and "pat" on/sprinkle on the sugar.

 

Rae

Queen15 Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 6:59pm
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Thank you so much for your speedy reply x Will defo try this x

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