Can someone please help me with how to make glittered sugar cookies. I have tried reg. sugar and Wilton's glitter dust with some not so good results. Is there a produce I can use to make the cookies I am working on look sparkly?
Are you wanting to make the actual cooked cookie to sparkle - or whatever medium you are decorating them with.
IF it is the actual cooked cookie - then maybe i can help.
I very lightly brushed the edges of my cookies with sugar glue - then rolled the edges in edible gold glittler... as seen un the above link... not the sharpest or clearest shots sorry - but the pics will give you a general idea...
Sugar glue recipe
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Bring to the boil qnd allow to light;y boil for 2 minutes.
Pour into sterilized jar and keep in fridge for up to three weeks.
Your advice is very much so appreciated and I will keep it in mind for another time and another fun project. However, I am making star cookies and will be flooding them with royal icing. The finished result I would like to achieve would be have the star cookies sparkle.
Oh thats ok veracity...
Have you thought of using the edible glitter dust rnge....
This is a brand we can get in Australia - not sure where in the world you are...but perhpas Google can help. i
of course they do have other colours
All the best with your search
I will try that next. Thank you! :)
Have you tried using colored sparkling sugar? I get mine at a baking supply shop but some of the decorator sugars at Michael's/Hobby Lobby are really sparkly/iridescent. Sometimes I use the sanding sugar and sometimes the sugar crystals, depending on what color I need/can find. I sell little cutout cookies covered in sugar and everyone always asks for the "sparkly cookies." Recently I got some Wilton silver glitter to use on cupcakes and I did not find it very sparkly at all. I'd rather use the sparkly sugar!
I will try this. Thank you so much for your help. :)
AI use disco dust when I want my cookies and cupcakes to sparke. I've used it on icing alone as well as in conjunction with sanding sugar and they always have a nice sparke. I prefer the rainbow disco dust for a generic sparkle.
ADisco dust is finely ground plastic, did you know that?
I made some really sparkly glitter by just adding color to pasterized egg white. I used about 1/4 c.egg whites and just a couple drops of gel color and spread it out on a glass 9x13 pan and let it dry throughly(over night at least)and then scraped it off with a metal spatula. I don't know if you could sprinkle it on while the RI is wet without having it melt into the icing.
Have you tried Wilton edible glitter? I've never tried it but I have seen it in the store.
I order all mine from this site, http://www.edible-glitter.co.uk/acatalog/Edible-Glitters.html
It's actually edible, not just non-toxic like disco dust.
Is disco dust and edible glitter the same?i just want to be sure that everything I use is safe. I don't care too much if I kill some of my relatives but not my friends
fearless--edible glitter is made from gum arabic and is edible--it is flakey and light and key here is that it dissolves in water
disco dust is different from edible glitter-- it is not made from gum arabic --it's a micro particle of some kind--and does not dissolve in water and is not edible in the sense of being digestible--it is a hot topic item in the cake world--some peeps think it's ok to use and some do not think it's ok--they certainly make and sell a ton of if it
i myself do not use it on edibles fwiw
(hey--everytime i spell check my computer freezes so pls excuse typos thanks)
Thank you for all of the info. :)
AI use sanding sugar, buy bulk plain "white" a you can tint it any colour you want by addin bits of gel colour. Disco dust is another way to get an amazing sparkle, but I don't use it on anything edible, more for gumpaste flowers. Flourconfections just came out with a version of disco dust that is edible but it looks like it resembles cake sprinkles(which are coloured flaked that can be crushed for some sparkle too) I find all of my decorations at michaels or online. I highly recommend checking out sweetopia.com and sweetsugarbelle.com. They are amazing cookie gurus and they help me with all questions related to cookies- sweetsugarbelle is my personal favorite! GL!!!
I did a test with Wilton's white sparkling sugar sprinkles (bought at Michael's) and I think I am going to go that route. Thanks to another Cake Central friend suggestion. I used pale purple royal icing and sprinkled the white sugar on top. It works awesome not to not have an effect on the color you are using and gives a sparkle. The process is like using sanding sugar.
Thank you for your suggestion. :)