While preparing her OSSAS 2013 cake, Angela wanted to add sparkle while adhering to the rule of “no disco dust”.  She created a method for making her own sparkle dust, using the approved ingredients of luster dust and gumtex.  Keep reading for her simple, yet beautiful glitter dust method.


Tools and Materials:

2 tablespoons Gumtex
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon luster dust
Measuring spoons
Fine sieve
Silpat Mat
Icing spatula
Mixing cup


Mix all ingredients into a paste.


Spread paste evenly on a silpat mat and bake 5 minutes at 325 F, until entire surface is dry.


Removed dried mixture from silpat mat.


Press pieces through a sieve.


Apply dry dust to your project, using thinned royal icing to stick to your cake.




Alissweettooth Says... 18 Dec 2013 , 10:30am

This is so clever and I love that it's food safe. Thank you!

cheeseball Says... 18 Dec 2013 , 2:16pm

Thank you for sharing - any substitutes for gum tex?

JWinslow Says... 18 Dec 2013 , 4:36pm

Very clever! Thank you for sharing.

KarenK55 Says... 19 Dec 2013 , 7:15am

Thank you for experimenting and sharing your recipe with us. That is wonderful.

shanter Says... 19 Dec 2013 , 5:04pm

This recipe has been around for at least 7 years.

caferock05 Says... 20 Dec 2013 , 11:04am

So clever! Love this, thanks for sharing!

desfox13 Says... 8 Jan 2014 , 9:41am

Shanter - bitter much? Wow. Then why didn't YOU make a cool tutorial and share it with us? Who cares if it already existed, this was very nice of her to lay out the photos, etc. I am grateful for those who share their techniques. I live in Mexico and don't speak Spanish completely, so online tutorials are all I have.

Charmanc Says... 9 Jan 2014 , 7:41pm


Jillian Phelan Says... 4 Nov 2014 , 2:44pm

Thanks for this, do you know what ingredients you would use if it's to be made in the Uk? Many thanks Jillian

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