Customer Wants Silver Glitter.

Decorating By lorillc Updated 4 Jun 2014 , 9:10pm by Snowflakebunny23

lorillc Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 1:46pm
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I have a lady that would like silver glitter on her cupcakes, when I explained that the glitter was only for non edible decorations she was fine with it, but I'm wondering if there is something that would give her close to the same effect?  Everything that I find on the internet that's edible it's  hard to see a sparkle and looks more gray than silver and I think it might look like dirt on  white frosting.


 I thought about the silver beads which would give her a shiny silver effect but I sure don't want to break someone's tooth, but then I found out those aren't edible either  (btw...thanks everyone for educating us on these issues)  So would anyone have an idea on what I could use to achieve this effect?


Thanks Lori

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theresaf Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 1:56pm
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How about silver sprinkles / jimmies or silver sanding sugar?  Not sure the effect you are looking for ...  and then there's there always delicious (ahem) silver spray

Good luck,


TheNerdyBaker Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 2:13pm
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I've seen some pretty silvery sanding sugar type items.


If you paired that with a nice dusting of edible glitter I'm sure it would come pretty close.

lorillc Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 4:23pm
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I will check out the sanding sugar and little more.  Some of the reviews I read said the sugar didn't sparkle as much as they hoped. I guess there is one way to find thank you!

ellavanilla Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 7:20pm
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it's not going to be the same as the disco dust, but i can't imagine serving disco dust to someone, so the trade off is worth it, IMO

theresaf Posted 3 Jun 2014 , 7:43pm
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I just uploaded this photo:


of the silver sugar effect on a microphone cupcake I made my niece. (The black one is black and silver mixed together).  I don't love the picture but I think you get the idea!


Sassyzan Posted 4 Jun 2014 , 1:02am
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AWilton sells cake sparkles in silver as well as silver stars edible glitter.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 4 Jun 2014 , 4:10am
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There are glitters that are actually edible, not just non toxic.
I've ordered through the first link here, they were great. There are options in North America as well, a google search would find some for you.

lorillc Posted 4 Jun 2014 , 10:50am
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tumblr_le0j5xkZh11qd5iz4o1_500_large.jpgThanks everyone this is the look she was asking about.  I don't think I'll use them but I  ended up buying the sanding sugar and some shiny hearts. She's very understanding so I will probably just put some white sixlets on the cupcakes with the silver papers, (unless someone has another idea).

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 4 Jun 2014 , 9:10pm
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ADepending on the budget (and design), what about doing flakes of edible silver leaf? X

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