Wednesday, February 3, 2016

All natural, home made edible glitter

Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

Sweet Wise is the host of my classes in Nashville. They not only sell a lot of great tools for cookie decorating, but also have hundreds of educational videos on Youtube to show us how to use them. One of these videos is showing how to make home made edible glitter. I wanted to try this for a while, but I decided to make it even better and use all natural ingredients. So I changed the process a little bit and used TruColor natural food colors.

Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

For this project you will need:

  • water (distilled water for natural colors)
  • a small glass bowl
  • unflavored gelatin
  • food coloring
  • a plastic sheet (I use cheap dollar store cutting boards, but you can use an impression mat or anything you have on hand)
  • brush
  • coffee grinder
  • a fine sieve
  • container for your glitter


Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

In a small glass bowl, mix 3 Tbsp cold distilled water with Truculor airbrush shine color. I added some extra pearl shine too. Let the color develop for a few minutes. Mix in one pack of gelatin (or 1 Tbsp). Heat in microwave for 15 second or until it gets runny and clear.

Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

Spread the mixture on the plastic sheet with a brush and let it dry completely I used my dehydrator so it took less than a half an hour.

Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

When completely dry, it flakes off the plastic. Break it into smaller pieces and grind it with a coffee grinder. (Use short pulses).

Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

Use a sieve to filter the bigger pieces out.

Home made edible glitter by Tunde Dugantsi

Here is the beautiful, all natural home made edible glitter. Enjoy!

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8 comments:

  1. Very nice! now we can have any color we wish.

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  2. great tutorial tunde! i've thought of trying this but never attempt it, lol. thanks so much!

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  3. Does it have to be Tru Color? Can I use Americolor?

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    1. Absolutely! If you check Kathy's video (Sweet Wise, link is in the post), you will see that she is using Americolor. I just wanted a more natural alternative.

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