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Windsor Craft Ltd. claims edible glitter: true or not?

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I came upon yet another discussion about wether glitter is edible or not but this time on Cupcake talk via Facebook. This company Windsor Craft posted that they carried the only EDIBLE glitter on the market. As far as I know, EDIBLE FOOD GRADE glitter has yet to exist. My question is: Has anyone dealt with this company or purchased any of their so-called edible glitter? If it I edible then I'd like to purchase a couple icon_smile.gif
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Wilton sold edible food grade glitter 40 years ago--it was gum arabic mixed with water and food colour and dried/flaked. It worked when sprinkled onto royal icing or buttercream. NO it didn't look like plastic but it did sparkle.

There have also been suppliers with the very coarse sanding sugar in colours. When these are sprinkled onto royal icing, they dry with a very good sparkle appearance.

You can actually make edible glitter yourself if you have a warm dry place to let the gum arabic solution dry on a piece of glass.
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The closes thing I ever saw was at a cake show and it looked like metalic glitter. The had gold, silver, red, blue, and I want to say anither color, but I can't remeber. You could also use it like gold leafing. I can't think of who made it. They said it was food edible and covered an entire cake in it, cause it was made of mica.
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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

The closes thing I ever saw was at a cake show and it looked like metalic glitter. The had gold, silver, red, blue, and I want to say anither color, but I can't remeber. You could also use it like gold leafing. I can't think of who made it. They said it was food edible and covered an entire cake in it, cause it was made of mica.



This stuff is made by some baker in MN and was developed by her and her husband (one of whom is a geologist). There was an article in an American cake magazine a few years ago.

Anything with mica should be a VERY limited addition to a cake. Just like real metallic gold or silver.

Bigger problem is, that most people have absolutely no clue to know when they have mica and when they have plastic. Better to be sure by reading the label for ingredients.

So here is the link that turned up with google: http://www.windsorcakecraft.co.uk/doric_edible_glitters.html

Here's the manufacturers link http://www.doricfpd.co.uk/News/Doric-Cake-Crafts-Launches-Edible-Glitter-in-18-Fabulous-Colours

NO info given on ingredients...sorry, I won't be interested
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The edible glitter made from gum arabic has been around forever. I used that stuff all the time.
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I received my order of this glitter today as I've been searching for well over a year for something that is truly edible. The glitter is made by Doric in in the UK and the label on the pot clearly states that it is edible glitter for food use. There is also a list of ingredients on the label which are: Rice, glazing agent (shellac), anti-caking agent (potassium aluminium silicate, silicon dioxide), vanilla flavouring (ethanol, flavouring substances), colours (titanium dioxide, brilliant blue FCF). It's not as sparkly as non-toxic glitters, but it is definitely better than magic sparkles.
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You can make your own using the Wilton Gumtex. It stinks like crazy when you cook it but it works. http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-make-edible-glitter.html
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