Glitter and Sparkle.



Hello! I have had some emails recently about what glitter I use on my cakes so I thought I would share the details with you! I use Rainbow Dust glitter. I used to use ones from edable arts but then I found Rainbow Dust glitter and my local cake decorating shop sells them so I use them the most - and I love them.




They offer a really wide range and they are good value for money - a little goes a long way! You can find a lot of sites that sell these by searching google for 'rainbow dust cake glitter'. I don't want to recommend any retailers since I've never bought mine online but I'm sure there are loads of reputable websites selling them.

I'm aware it says for decoration only but it is non toxic and safe to use on food, you can check out the safety certificate here.







I use a pastry brush to dust the glitter on to my cakes, and if I want more glitter I flick the bristles rather than just lightly tap the brush. Warning: this glitter does get everywhere. It's all over our kitchen table, it's hard to wash off because our table is waxed wood but I love the way it looks and like I told me dad - it just makes it look like a good, well used family table! I'm not sure he totally agreed though.

Rainbow Dust offer a massive range by the way - but this is all I have at the moment!

And just for fun, some photos of the cupcakes I baked tonight for a present.











21 comments:

  1. perfect gifts! Isn't it a concern that the glitter container says "for decoration use only," though?

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  2. I really love your baking-related posts, they're so inspiring! Can I ask where you get your cake boxes and paper cases from, they're so pretty!?

    I piped my first set of cupcakes the other day (I made oreo cookie cupckes... I featured them on my blog if you want to see) but my icing technique still need some work. Yours looks so perfect! What kind of nozzle do you use on your icing bag to get this effect?

    I adore your blog by the way.... you're a super stylish scrummy baker lady!!!

    xxx

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  3. Yum! They look amazing, I wish I could bake cupcakes like that! They look really professional! xxx

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  4. Cute! I have the gold glitter pot of those :) I love the boxes too, they've very pretty!

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  5. These are really lovely - I wish Germany was a tad more enthusiastic about cupcakes and sold more decorations for them :)

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  6. This stuff is so amazing, i've looked for it for a long time but can't find anywhere near me. Guess i'll have to buy it online :)
    Your cakes look absolutely amazing, everything down to the boxes is just perfect. Whoever is getting them as a present is very lucky :)

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  7. I use these glitters too but I don't have half as many as you do! I really need some more colours though because the silver doesn't show up very well on pale colours, although it looks super bling on chocolate icing. Those boxes are really cute too, are they from a shop in belfast?

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  8. I use the same brand, but I'm not neat or anything like that - I just chuck it over and hope for the best! ;) I get mine from ebay.

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  9. looks like you need some more gold! :3
    local cake decorating shop - I'm very jealous of this, there is literally nothing around here that i'd class as local, I think taking two buses doesn't count.
    x

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  10. Thank you for posting this!! I was so curious how you got the glitter effect on your pretty cupcakes :) I'll have to go google this now to find a near by retailer so I can have glittery treats for my birthday!

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  11. You have some damn lucky friends girl! x

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  12. Your cupcakes look so precious! Edible glitter sounds fantastic, I must admit I have not heard of it before! x

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  13. God I want one nowwwww! :) xxxxx

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  14. OoooOooh I've always wondered how cupcakes are decorated like this - I've seen glittery ones occasionally at vintage clothes fairs and I've always been rather wary of them lol, but now I know they're safe that's even more of an excuse to gobble them up. Yum yum :)

    Claire @ Jazzpad

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  15. These are gorgeous! I must invest in some of this glitter, and some cute cases and boxes too!

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  16. mmm yummy! those boxes are gorgeous too! have you ever tried lustre spray? much fun also xx

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  17. Love the cupcakes! I'm from Derry and would love to know where you buy the glitter at. Is the shop around Belfast City Centre somewhere??

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  18. Those cakes look so professional! How do you get the boxes etc? It would be great if you could do a post all on how to make them, then decorate, then present!
    Your blog is amazing. You've really got me into a cake baking mood, I'll have to do some serious baking soon ;)
    -Ria

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  19. Where do you get your cupcake boxes?

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  20. I realize that this is a very old post. Hopefully you heard, and incorporated, the issues about glitter on food.
    The Rainbow Dust glitters that you show are absolutely NOT EDIBLE. They are plastic craft glitter for use on decorations that will be removed. They are "food contact safe" which means that they can touch food without causing a problem and they are "non-toxic" which means that if accidentally ingested, they'll likely not cause poisoning. But, they are not to be eaten or sprinkled directly on food.
    If a product label says "non toxic" and/or "for decoration only", then it is NOT for use on food. Edible glitters will ALWAYS have a list of ingredients.

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