What Are Y'all Using For Edible Glitter?

Decorating By jcrew Updated 19 Feb 2016 , 2:58am by maybenot

jcrew Posted 17 Feb 2016 , 6:24pm
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Where do you purchase your edible glitter? Everything that looks amazing is not considered edible!  Is there a brand you all recommend that looks great, sparkly and is edible??

I've seen the disco dust and it looks so sparkly, but says not food grade on amazon.

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costumeczar Posted 17 Feb 2016 , 7:50pm
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Disco dust is ground-up plastic, so it shouldn't be put on anything that's going to be eaten. The FDA just released a notice to bakers about not using it on food.


For sparkle, sanding sugar in different colors works pretty well, and Rainbow Dust makes an edible glitter that's more sparkly than others I've seen, but nothing will be like plastic glitter.

maybenot Posted 18 Feb 2016 , 3:38am
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What the Czar said, plus--the Rainbow dust edibles are gum arabic [cake sparkles] and they're cheap & easily found.

A new product on the market is Sterling Flakes by thesugarart.com .  They're maltodextrin with edible Sterling luster dusts.  The flakes are large, but you can grind them thru a fine mesh strainer with the handle of a knife or spatula to get them more glitters sized. http://www.thesugarart.com/collections/sterling-flakes

In Jan., the FDA came out with the first official advisory telling people that the use of non-toxic dusts [disco dust, luster dusts, etc.] are not to be used on food, as they are not approved food additives.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/FoodAdditivesIngredients/ucm481466.htm

dillyjanjan Posted 18 Feb 2016 , 5:53pm
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Hi. You can make your own using gelatin, food colour, americolor airbrush shimmer and a coffee grinder. Simple to make. Takes about a day to dry and you can make any colour you like. Here is the tutorial https://avaloncakes.com/edible-glitter-tutorial/

dillyjanjan Posted 18 Feb 2016 , 5:54pm
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Hi. You can make your own using gelatin, food colour, americolor airbrush shimmer and a coffee grinder. Simple to make. Takes about a day to dry and you can make any colour you like. Here is the tutorial https://avaloncakes.com/edible-glitter-tutorial/

jocelyndrewsimone Posted 18 Feb 2016 , 7:49pm
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I prefer Petal Crafts Luster Dust and Glitter Dust - its food safe and really pigmented. You can check it out here

640Cake Posted 18 Feb 2016 , 9:14pm
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^^Non-toxic = non-edible.  Petal Crafts Luster Dust is not food safe.

jcrew Posted 18 Feb 2016 , 9:24pm
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thank you for all the replies!  Most of what i'm seeing is NOT edible and I do not want that!!  But they are so pretty!  I'm excited to try and make my own!

maybenot Posted 19 Feb 2016 , 2:57am
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Quote by @jocelyndrewsimone on 7 hours ago

I prefer Petal Crafts Luster Dust and Glitter Dust - its food safe and really pigmented. You can check it out here

No, no, no, those are absolutely NOT to be eaten.  They are plastic disco dusts and they are not for use directly on food.  They are for use only on decorations that will be removed and not eaten.

maybenot Posted 19 Feb 2016 , 2:58am
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Quote by @jcrew on 5 hours ago

thank you for all the replies!  Most of what i'm seeing is NOT edible and I do not want that!!  But they are so pretty!  I'm excited to try and make my own!

You can check out my pins for various recipes and tutorials.

https://www.pinterest.com/blakescakes22/edible-glitter-products-recipes-tutes/

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