Real Edible Glitter !

Introduction: Real Edible Glitter !

About: Artist/Inventor who loves everything creative.

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.

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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

Spice grinder

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

zippy bag

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.

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    4 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Any way to make this vegetation (I don't eat gelatin).Great ible though

    The Juliart
    The Juliart

    Reply 4 years ago


    The Juliart
    The Juliart

    Reply 4 years ago

    Hi! Yes you can use agar agar.
    Basically you will create a condensed gel warm liquid ,then add food color. Brush the liquid on a clean acetate sheet. It will be thin. Let it dry completely. After it drys you break into small pieces and put in the grinder and pulse. That's it you have vegetarian glitter.

    Thank you! Julia