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Edible Glitter on Fondant

post #1 of 19
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Hello Everyone!!!
I will be making a New Years Cake and when you think of New Years, who doesn't think of sparkles and glitter?!?! icon_biggrin.gif

I was wondering how to get the edible glitter to stick to Fondant... do I use water? or should I use edible glue???

Thanks in Advance!
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post #2 of 19
I would use vodka oue clear vanilla extract with alcohol to dry way quicker than water. Water would leave your cake a sticky mess
post #3 of 19
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I hadn't thought of Vanilla Extract... hmmm. I might have to try it. I am just going to be glittering up a bunch of flowers, not the whole cake... Thank you very much Alival!
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post #4 of 19
Edible glitter is dried gum arabic--water soluble--but vodka, gin, or Everclear might work OK.

Disco dust isn't edible because it's plastic, but it can be put on decos that'll be removed. A bit of piping gel or corn syrup will help it adhere nicely.

For a nice big edible sparkle, you could use sanding sugar. It will adhere with water, piping gel, or corn syrup.

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post #5 of 19
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Wow, thanks BlakesCakes for all the info..
That was very helpful! =]
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post #6 of 19
I was wanting to add sparkles or just a sparkly sheen to a little girls bday cake later this month and I have a few addt'l questions about this. Is it possible to just dry paint on the dust or does it have to be mixed with vodka/gin/etc to stick? And when exactly do you do this? After you have rolled out the fondant prior to putting it on the cake or once the fondants on the cake? And if you do it once it's on, how do you get it look uniform? I'm not really wanting to cover the color of the fondant (light pink) but just add a glimmer or sheen.
I know that was a lot of questions and thanks in advance for any help I can get.
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Originally Posted by sadsmama

I was wanting to add sparkles or just a sparkly sheen to a little girls bday cake later this month and I have a few addt'l questions about this. Is it possible to just dry paint on the dust or does it have to be mixed with vodka/gin/etc to stick? And when exactly do you do this? After you have rolled out the fondant prior to putting it on the cake or once the fondants on the cake? And if you do it once it's on, how do you get it look uniform? I'm not really wanting to cover the color of the fondant (light pink) but just add a glimmer or sheen.
I know that was a lot of questions and thanks in advance for any help I can get.


You can put lustre dust on dry without painting but for the effect that you want I would use PME pearl spray it would give you an even pearly sheen. Whatever you use always put on once the fondant is on the cake. icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 19
Thanks for the info. I've done a few cakes and haven't tried this technique yet. I'll get some of that and practice with it. I just knew the smart people here could help me out. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 19
Wow! Glad I read this thread...did not realize that Disco Dust was not edible. Bought three pretty colors and have not had the opportunity to use them yet. Thanks for the valuable info, BlakesCakes.
post #10 of 19
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post #11 of 19
This really bothers me! Disco Dust? The jar says it is edible and I used it on white chocolate snowflakes used to decorate cupcakes...did I poison everyone??!! icon_cry.gif
post #12 of 19
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This really bothers me! Disco Dust? The jar says it is edible and I used it on white chocolate snowflakes used to decorate cupcakes...did I poison everyone??!! icon_cry.gif


No you did not poison everyone, Because it does not dissolve in water it is classsed as non edible however if consumed it is not digested just passes straight through you. In a few smal cases there have been allergic reaction but that can happen with any food. If you want a edible decoration magic sparkles are totally safe. icon_smile.gif
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by cakedoff

This really bothers me! Disco Dust? The jar says it is edible and I used it on white chocolate snowflakes used to decorate cupcakes...did I poison everyone??!! icon_cry.gif


No you did not poison everyone, Because it does not dissolve in water it is classsed as non edible however if consumed it is not digested just passes straight through you. In a few smal cases there have been allergic reaction but that can happen with any food. If you want a edible decoration magic sparkles are totally safe. icon_smile.gif




Never heard of "magic sparkles"...who makes them?
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Originally Posted by jillyscakes

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Originally Posted by cakedoff

This really bothers me! Disco Dust? The jar says it is edible and I used it on white chocolate snowflakes used to decorate cupcakes...did I poison everyone??!! icon_cry.gif


No you did not poison everyone, Because it does not dissolve in water it is classsed as non edible however if consumed it is not digested just passes straight through you. In a few smal cases there have been allergic reaction but that can happen with any food. If you want a edible decoration magic sparkles are totally safe. icon_smile.gif




Never heard of "magic sparkles"...who makes them?



Never heard of a jar of disco dust saying "edible"--what brand are they? If it says "EDABLE", then they're not "edible"--Edable is a company name.

No, you didn't poison anyone. A bit of plastic isn't a killer, but when you have a choice, probably not the best option, that's all.

Magic Sparkles are very similar to the edible glitter I mentioned. I've used them and they're lovely, but I have a hard time finding them and they're pricey compared to the edible glitter by Wilton and others. They're starch based.

http://magicsparkles.com/

One US based supplier is Pisky Pixie in the Boston area: http://piskypixie.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=106&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=244

Rae
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post #15 of 19
The Disco Dust that I purchased is a CK product. Y'all are right; it does not say "edible"; however, it does state "non-toxic". Also, I just browsed the Ck web site and their description of disco dust is, and I quote: "DISCO DUST
An extra fine glitter with lots of sparkle. 5 grams. Developed for the cake decorating and craft industry, Disco dusts contain only ingredients that are NON-TOXIC
These dusts are not a food product and should not be considered as such". It's a bit ambiguous saying "...for the cake decorating..." and followed by "...dusts are not a food product...", etc. Makes you wonder just what you are buying and why...my purchase was from a cake decorators' supply store.
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