How to Make Edible Cake Glitter Spray

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Edible glitter is made with gum Arabic, eggs and food colouring. The mixture is cooked and then broken into tiny flecks of colour or glitter that is used to decorate cakes and cookies. Edible glitter is sold under the names of lustre dust and pixie dust. Lustre dust is a sparkling metallic coloured fine powder. Pixie dust contains larger flakes of glitter and comes in a wide array of colours. Make your own edible cake glitter spray with a mixture of alcohol and lustre dust and spray it onto frosting and fondant cake toppers.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Food-grade paint airbrush or spray bottle
  • 2 containers lustre dust or pixie dust, .709gr
  • Bowl
  • Vodka, 1/2 c.
  • Whisk

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  1. 1

    Pour one .709gr container of lustre dust or pixie dust into the bowl.

  2. 2

    Whisk 1/2 cup vodka into the lustre or pixie dust. If the mixtures seems too thin or pale, add 1/4 tsp of pixie or lustre dust. Keep adding the glitter dust in 1/4 tsp increments and whisking until the mixture has the consistency of ink or watery paint.

  3. 3

    Pour the mixture into a spray bottle or food-grade airbrush. It is now ready to use to decorate your cakes.

Tips and warnings

  • Substitute the vodka with vanilla extract or lemon extract. Food flavouring extracts can be used as they are made with an alcohol base.
  • Do not use water to make your edible glitter paint.

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