Friday, April 8, 2016

Make Your Own Edible Glitter

It's a well known fact, "some girls are just born with glitter in their veins". If this rings true for you, then there's really no surface you haven't thought of sprinkling a little glitter on.

And when you run out of surfaces to glam up, it's time to think outside the box. What's outside that box? Food, of course! Now you don't have to put up with boring food anymore with edible glitter. We found two great recipes you can try depending on what type of glitter you think would provide the best shimmer to your dessert.

For an edible glitter powder:

  1. Pour desired amount of sugar in mixing bowl.
  2. Add food coloring of your choice.
  3. Line baking pan with tin foil and spread colored sugar on tin foil.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, then break up any formed chunks of sugar.
  5. Bake for another 5 minutes.
  6. Glitter up your treats!

For an edible glitter flake:

  1. Put 3 TBS of cold water in microwavable bowl.
  2. EVENLY sprinkle 1 TBS of gelatin over water. Don't mix the gelatin with water and don't pour the gelatin in.
  3. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, 10 seconds at a time.
  4. If a white foam gathers at the top, scrape it off with a spoon.
  5. Mix in food coloring of your choice.
  6. Pour mixture onto a mat. Mats of different textures create different glitter flake looks!
  7. Practice patience and let it stand for 6-10 hours.
  8. Cut the dried sheets into smaller pieces.
  9. Grind your cut pieces to desired size. A coffee grinder would work great for this step.
  10. Create your edible glitter masterpieces!

After successfully making your gorgeous melt-in-your-mouth glitter, all you have to decide is what delicious dishes to put it on. We've gathered some of our favorite glitter covered creations that will hopefully spark your creative genius. Break out the baking sheets!

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