Edible Glitter , what is it really?
Well the answer seems pretty simple to some. (Any Glitter) Wrong.
True Edible Glitter is made from non-flavored gelatin (not Jell-O)
Lets make some glitter that is truly edible and FDA approved.
It is so fast to make with an existing product that you can get in lots of colors,then put your spin on it.
Step 1: Supplies
Flake Glitter ( This is sold in most cake decorating sections ) This is a large flake that does not give us the tiny sparkle we like. This is why lots of people use plastic glitter
Empty shaker containers ( food safe containers for finished glitter)
You can put clear in a zippy bag and add a little drop of food color gel. Mix very well.
Then grind. It may have darker flecks ,so you can sift some out. The best way, is to buy the color you like.
food color gel
Step 2: Grinding and Using
Place the colored flake into the spice grinder, place on the lid and pulse. You can make it as fine as you want.
As you can see it is lovely! Sprinkle till your hearts desire.
Mix clear with color to get lighter shades.
Note: This glitter will melt if there is to much moisture.
Most of the time it is placed on fondant shapes that are added later. If it is covered in the fridge it does fine,you can just sprinkle on before serving.
Alternative method: I won't go into detail with this because it takes time to dry etc.
You will need to make all of your colored leaf gels, before making glitter.
Great recipe online from Sweet Wise, just view the her video.