Edible Glitter

Edible Glitter

Elevate Your Baking with Edible Glitter

Edible glitter has taken the culinary world by storm, adding a magical touch to all kinds of baked goods and confections. Whether you're a professional baker or a home enthusiast, edible glitter offers a way to enhance your creations with sparkle and shine. 

What is Edible Glitter?

Edible glitter is a decorative food product designed to add shimmer and colour to desserts. Unlike non-toxic glitters that are safe for external use but not for consumption, edible glitter is made from ingredients that are safe to eat. It typically consists of food-grade colouring agents, sugar, and other edible materials, ensuring that it can be safely consumed.

Types of Edible Glitter

There are several types of edible glitter available, each suited to different applications:

  • Luster Dust: Provides a soft, pearlescent finish. Ideal for adding a subtle shine to fondant, gum paste, and chocolate.
  • Disco Dust: Known for its vibrant sparkle, disco dust is perfect for creating a bold, glittery effect on cookies and cupcakes.
  • Sparkle Dust: Combines the best of luster and disco dust, offering both shine and sparkle. Great for use on royal icing and buttercream.
  • Petal Dust: Adds a matte, velvety finish, often used for creating realistic flower petals on cakes.

How to Use Edible Glitter

Using edible glitter can be straightforward, but there are some tips to ensure the best results:

  1. Sprinkle Directly: For a quick and easy application, simply sprinkle edible glitter directly onto your frosted or iced desserts.
  2. Mix with Alcohol or Extract: To paint on a glittery finish, mix edible glitter with a clear alcohol like vodka or a clear extract. This creates a paintable solution that dries quickly and adheres well.
  3. Use with Stencils: For precise designs, use stencils to apply the glitter. Place the stencil over your dessert and sprinkle or paint the glitter on top.
  4. Combine with Dusting Pouches: Dusting pouches allow for an even and controlled application, perfect for larger surfaces like cake tiers.

Applications of Edible Glitter

  • Cakes: Add a touch of glamour to wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and other special occasion cakes.
  • Cupcakes: Make everyday cupcakes extraordinary with a dusting of glitter on the frosting.
  • Cookies: Decorate sugar cookies and other varieties with intricate glitter designs.
  • Cocktails: Edible glitter isn't just for baked goods. It can also be used to rim glasses or be mixed into drinks for a sparkling beverage.

Safety and Storage

When purchasing edible glitter, ensure it is labeled as "edible" and not merely "non-toxic." Edible glitter should meet food safety standards and be made from FDA-approved ingredients. Store your glitter in a cool, dry place to maintain its quality and prevent clumping.

Shop Edible Glitter at Baking Pleasures

We offer a wide range of edible glitters to suit all your baking needs. Shop our extensive collection of edible glitter including a range of colours such as  black, red, gold, cake glitter, silver and more.  Our products are high-quality, ensuring vibrant colors and a perfect sparkle every time. Whether you're looking for luster dust, disco dust, or any other type of edible glitter, our collection has something for every baker.