I made edible gelatin glitter. Because (at the time) there were no other options for EDIBLE glitter. Of course, there’s the non-toxic, food safe, craft decoration glitter that we can easily found in cake shops and online. But you can’t leave those on your cake and serve.
THIS you can! 100% edible, seriously.
It’s fun and easy to make, too 🙂 Just putting it out there, though… I am not responsible for the amount of time you will spend making glitter of all colors. And while this won’t do the same thing craft glitter will (you know, herpes of the craft world, it never goes away) you’ll still want to glitter every sweet treat you make. HOld yourself back, Suzy Crafts-a-lot.
I was going to sell premade gelatin glitter. It was a fabulous idea! I love making it, and sooooo sparkly!
Alas, I cannot.
So, instead, I’m sharing my edible gelatin glitter method with you 🙂 *this is where you gasp and wonder if I’ve gone round the bend. perhaps…*
This video will walk you easily through my method and have you churning out gelatin glitter in no time! And just a note: I am not responsible for you glittering every cake, surface, child, and spouse within arms reach. Just puttin’ that out there.
The things you’ll need…
- 1 weighed ounce – about 11 sheets of gelatin (I prefer silver grade Gelita, but this package is smaller)
- OR Kosher fish gelatin or Knox powdered gelatin and use the POWDERED METHOD
- 2-quart container of cold water
- 16 oz silicone bowl (or other heatproof, microwaveable vessel)
- Gel paste food colors of your preferred color
- Bright white food color (aka Titanium Dioxide)
- Pearl Sheen airbrush food color
- Silicone spatula
- Bowl scraper
- Flat acrylic sheet (I use Optix brand found at home improvement stores)
- Small fan (optional)
- Spice grinder or coffee grinder
- Medium sized bowl
Comments? Brilliant ideas? Leave ’em below and I’ll get back to you!