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How much edible glitter?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

How much edible glitter would it take to cover a 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" round cakes? 

 

This is the look from the drum set they want copied onto all of the tiers.  Lots of silver glitter.

post #2 of 10
Wow, ummm, a lot. The ones I have are like 5g. But I still just use for accent pieces personally.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Same here, only for accents.

I found 4 oz jars for sale, I just have no idea how many to get.

post #4 of 10

Yes, alot! I would color the icing a darkish gray then add the edible glitter. This would help you to use less. Just remember, no disco dust!!

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post #5 of 10
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Oh yes, I made sure it was the edible glitter and not the disco dust :)

post #6 of 10

Wowsers, that is a LOT of glitter people would be eating! I know it's edible, but still....maybe just not my thing :)

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Not my thing either.  I just can't get past how it would "feel" as you chew. 

post #8 of 10

Maybe you could convince them to use a pearl sheen instead? I also wouldn't want to eat all that glitter.

I may not make perfect cakes but I gaurantee they all contain a super special ingredient .... lots and lots of love .
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I may not make perfect cakes but I gaurantee they all contain a super special ingredient .... lots and lots of love .
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post #9 of 10
Even though it's considered edible I wouldn't think it would be healthy, perhaps you could explain that to your customer as well as the price for 80-100 bottles of glitter. Not everything can be accomplished (and I don't say that lightly).


Or you could use sanding sugar, you could color that or gold gelatin setup and chopped finely-that would give you the closest look without spending a fortune! I just googled homemade glitter and the gelatin looked like a hologram, you'd just need to color differently.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Very good alternative ideas!  Thanks for the inputs. 

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