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Does anyone know how they get their bonbons so sparkly? I would love to do some of these for Valentine's Day. Their website says they use a special kind of chocolate but I don't know how they do this; it is fantastic! Any ideas? If you google Bedazzle My Bonbons you can see what I mean.
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post #2 of 80
From their website:

What is the glitter made of?
The glitter is a combination of sanding sugars and cake colorings that have been around the food industry for years. The "glitter" is actually not glitter at all, but simply a food coloring dust that has absolutely no texture or taste to it.

What type of chocolate do you use?
The chocolate is our own custom blend of both a Swiss and Belgium chocolate, and is manufactured exclusively for Bedazzle My Bonbons. The glitter needs just the right chemistry of cocoa butter and diary products for it to stick, so the actual chocolate is our "secret" recipe and then we bedazzle the bonbons!

My take on it is that they color sanding sugar with a bit of gel/paste color, grind it in a food processor and then mix it with edible luster dust, essentially creating lustery/shiny colored powdered sugar.

As for the chocolate, I don't believe that there is some amazing, magic ration of Swiss & Belgian chocolate that creates a necessary "chemistry".

We often think of Belgian milk chocolate, so I'd just try mixing some milk chocolate with some dark and probably thinning it with a bit of veg. shortening. This leaves the surface less hard--a bit more oily-- and it would then accept the "bedazzling".

JMHO
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post #3 of 80
wow i have never seen these before, will have to try it the way BlakesCakes thinks.

Can i use a coffee ginder, as i dont have a food processor
post #4 of 80
What are Dazzle Pops?
Dazzle Pops are the newest addition to the Bedazzle my Bonbons product line. They are HARD CANDY lollipops, and the very first lollipops EVER to sparkle! All Dazzle Pops are 2.5 oz in weight and can be customized in ANY of our fabulous 24 colors! We currently offer a tutti fruitti flavored pop, however, if you have a specific color, shape or flavor pop you prefer, just ask, and we will bedazzle it!

HARD CANDY IS MY BIZ! how would i get it to stick on a lollipop?!?!
post #5 of 80
I there a website to see these bedazzle pops?
Thanks
post #6 of 80
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nancyg,
If you go to their website you can see the bedazzled pops. My question is the same for the chocolate, how do I get the glitter to stick to the chocolate? I ordered a sample and they are absolutely dazzling, even more so than on the website pictures. I just can't figure out how to do it.
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maybe they paint it on with confectioner's glaze? they're beautiful. i would also like to know.
post #9 of 80
and how much luster dust to add to the sugar...... AHHH I really want to try lol
post #10 of 80
Those are truly AMAZING!!!
Im not sure if its this but I think its somthing similar to, Badazeles are surely more "badazelling" but i think its worth a try???

http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-cookies-so-easy-its-scary.html
post #11 of 80
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Originally Posted by aNgEl_cUpcAkE

Those are truly AMAZING!!!
Im not sure if its this but I think its somthing similar to, Badazeles are surely more "badazelling" but i think its worth a try???

http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-cookies-so-easy-its-scary.html



No, no, no--those cookies are covered in disco dust--very fine PLASTIC glitter--and not edible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Bedazzled items are done with completely edible products!!!!!!!!!!

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post #12 of 80
How do you know it is all edible????? If so, what is it? Some people consider disco dust edible....Do you think that is what they mean?
post #13 of 80
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How do you know it is all edible????? If so, what is it? Some people consider disco dust edible....Do you think that is what they mean?



I went to the website and read their FAQs. They tell you right there what it is--sanding sugar and luster dust (and you can buy EDIBLE luster dust, not just non-toxic). The site says nothing at all about disco dust.

As for anyone who thinks disco dust is edible--THEY ARE WRONG. It's non-toxic, but not edible. IT'S PLASTIC.

Rae
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post #14 of 80
I thought all luster dust was the same....Non toxic. Where do you get edible luster dust?

Anyone know?
post #15 of 80
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Originally Posted by nancyg

I thought all luster dust was the same....Non toxic. Where do you get edible luster dust?

Anyone know?



FDA approved, fully edible matte & pearlized food colors:

http://www.sugarpaste.com/catalog/orderPearlColors.htm

Gorgeous product--I use it all the time. If I want to pearlize a matte color that they make (edible petal dust/powdered food color), I mix some up using the white pearl, gold pearl, or bright silver.

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