I have a customer that wants a glitter look cake pop. The only true glitter look is disco dust correct? This is not edible though correct??? This is the look she would like.
Looks like elmer's glue and metallic glitter. Nice for a photo shoot, but no so much to eat. lol.
I can't imagine any way to reproduce it. Metallic paints and sanding sugar? Close...but NOT like the photo. IMHO
Yes, that's disco dust--inedible plastic craft glitter that's not for use on food. The FDA recently issued an advisory about not using non-toxic [and therefore, inedible] products directly on food.
No edible product will give you that exact look, but you can make a lovely, completely edible product.
Gold sanding sugar is now readily available--Wilton makes it--you can make it yourself. Another option would be making your own edible glitter using gum arabic and FDA certified, edible gold luster dust.
To make your own gold sugar, color sanding sugar with gold gel/paste color [Americolor makes it]. Put the sugar in a baggie and add a few drops of the color. Rub it around until well distributed. You can air dry it on some parchment or wax paper, or bake it in the oven on a parchment lined cookie sheet at 325F for 8 mins.--just until the sugar is dry. You can pump up the shine by then putting the colored sugar in a baggie with some edible luster dust and a few drops of high quality lemon extract or clear drinking alcohol [Everclear, vodka, or gin] and rubbing it around until well distributed. Again, spread it out to let it dry.
To make your own edible glitter: http://www.lindyscakes.co.uk/2011/08/08/making-edible-metallic-glitter-a-recipe/
You can buy edible luster dusts from thesugarart.com [Sterling Colors], sugarpaste.com [Crystal Colors], pristinepowders.com [Pristine Powders], and globalsugarart.com [Hybrid Luster Dust], to name a few.
Thank you! I will give that a try!!