Originally Posted by owatto
I'm a little confused with decorators glitter. I have all these little pots of glitter that cost over $10 each (in Australia) and I've just noticed theyre non toxic but not edible. Why are we paying so much for this glitter that isn't edible when I could get a kilogram of the same colour from a craft shop. Is there something special about this decorators glitter that makes it easier for cakes?
The type of glitter--"disco" dust, and other names--is fine grain PLASTIC craft glitter. No, there's nothing special about it. It's not toxic, but it is NOT edible. It's for "decoration only", just as a plastic decorative pick would be. It should only be used on items that will be removed before consuming.
I honestly have no idea why it was EVER introduced as something for cake decorating. I'm appalled and disgusted when I see people sprinkling it liberally on cupcakes, cookies, cakes, etc. I have NO desire to knowingly introduce plastic as part of my ingredients list...........