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what is brillianteen?

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Hello,

I just checked out some old cake decorating videos from our library and she made some brillianteen and sprinkled it on top of flowers that she piped. It was tinted and then brushed onto aluminum foil and baked, when it cooled you just gathered it and it started to flake....kind of looked like glitter. I tried doing a search and it came up with nothing.....does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks so much,
Annette
post #2 of 11
For some reason..I thought that was a type of fabric! Hope someone knows the answer because I too am curious!!
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post #3 of 11
This should be interesting...I thought it was a hair dressing! Janice
post #4 of 11
I thought it was a child prodigee growing up!
post #5 of 11
Now it's called edible glitter. Wilton makes it and you can also get it from countrykitchensa.com. The way you described is how it was made at home.
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I thought it was a child prodigee growing up!



LOL!! LOL!! That took me a couple of seconds to catch on to!! Very funny!! icon_lol.gif
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Originally Posted by MrsMissey

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Originally Posted by Calejo

I thought it was a child prodigee growing up!



LOL!! LOL!! That took me a couple of seconds to catch on to!! Very funny!! icon_lol.gif


Heehee, there is at least one nut on every cake site, this site has its share took, I can see!
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Originally Posted by Calejo

I thought it was a child prodigee growing up!


LOLOL! Too funny!

Here's a couple recipes I came across
http://www.kitchenlink.com/mf/0/67618

1/2 cup table salt
4-5 drops food coloring
Mix the two together and put on high in microwave for 4 minutes, stirring once. Spread on foil lined pan to dry. Spread thinly. Store in a tightly closed container.

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It is an equal mix of edible sparkle or lustre powder, gum arabic and water. Mix a little of each to a paste, smooth over a baking sheet as thinly as possible and bake on a really low oven until dry. It takes around 10 minutes, depending on thickness. Then break up into tiny crumbs. Place the crumbs in a zip-loc and run a rolling pin over them to make them really fine. Sprinkle on cakes, etc. to add a touch of sparkle.


Do either of those sound like what was done in the video?
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post #9 of 11
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WOW! You guys are too funny...but the above recipe does sound like what she was demonstrating. These videos have to be about 13 years old.....She did say that making this at home was a lot cheaper than buying it already made. I am going to try to make the salt one at home. I have no idea where to get the gum for the second recipe.

Thanks a whole bunch!

Annette in AZ
post #10 of 11

i thought brillianteen was some kind of cleaner

post #11 of 11
Cake decorating stores and websites, such as Global Sugar Arts, should have the gum arabic. CK is one brand.
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