Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › I think I found disco dust on a cookie.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I think I found disco dust on a cookie.

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Not entirely sure it's disco dust, but it looks too sparkly to be anything I'd want to put in my mouth.

 

Neighbor down the street gave me a plate of baked goods for Christmas. Planning on reciprocating sometime before Epiphany (remember: think liturgically, not commercially, because liturgically speaking, it's still Christmas until Epiphany). In general, the ones I tasted weren't bad, but neither were they as good as what I bake. One of them appears to be some sort of frosted shortbread, with what appears to be the dreaded disco dust atop the frosting.

 

Is there an easy way to tell whether it's disco dust, or something that's actually edible? Maybe scrape off a bit, and see if it dissolves in water?

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply
post #2 of 10

eat it and file a report from the bathroom :lol:

 

yes dissolve in water is a less circuitous way to determine dd more friendly to the internal plumbing

the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

And assuming the neighbor in question isn't herself on Cake Central, and that she hasn't seen this thread, and already recognized my name on it, what's the most tactful way to point out that disco dust, while "non toxic," hardly qualifies as "good eats"?

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply
post #4 of 10

the most tactful way is to say nothing--

 

if you do say anything wait till later in the year and bring it up like an omg have you heard about this--who knew? but don't specifically mention her christmas offering--she might bring it up--but tread carefully--

 

the most important thing of course is that she gave a nice gift and all--not that you didn't know that of course--

the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yes, and I try to avoid looking gift equines in the masticatory orifice.

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply
post #6 of 10
It's so hard especially when it's all over Pinterest and unless you take the time to see where the cookies come from (usually a blog that was a set up photo shoot) people assume its edible. Every time one pops up in my feed on pinterest I make a point to leave a comment with the pic which unless someone deletes it stays with the pic as it gets passed around
make a little birdhouse in your soul TMBG
Reply
make a little birdhouse in your soul TMBG
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Earlier today, I did a Google search on disco dust. Found a tutorial on putting it on cookies. With a note from the original author, explaining that in the years since she'd first posted the tutorial, she'd found out that (not her words) disco dust is not "good eats."

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply
post #8 of 10

i mean when it first came out it said."not edible" so i never got into it myself--

 

reading labels is important!

the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
the only way to see the rainbow is to look through the rain

 

Reply
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hmm. Somebody recently mentioned silver dragees on another disco dust thread, and wow, speak of the devil, and you hear his horns: I just now noticed that at least two cookies on the plate were decorated in the little once-considered-edible ball bearings.

On a more favorable note, there was at least one specimen of a chocolate mint confection that, I'm told, was quite good, evidently comparable in quality to what I baked this year. (I'll take that individual's word on that: I loathe mint almost as much as I loathe chocolate, and I need to remember to have a note put into my chart at the dentist's office: on future cleanings, any flavor of abrasive except the new chocolate mint.)

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
On another note, another, more distant, neighbor gave us a plate of baked goods today, including some excellent pressed cookies decorated with red and green sugar (vanilla spritz, I believe)

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply

James H. H. Lampert
Professional Dilettante

Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cookies!
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › I think I found disco dust on a cookie.