How to make edible glitter

How to make edible glitter

  • Glitter is pretty. Edible glitter is pretty and . edible! This sugary glitter will add color and sparkle to your holiday goodies!

Add a little sparkle and excitement to your holiday baking with this Edible Glitter. Red, blue, green, or pink — any color is possible and takes hardly any time to make at all.

One of our Christmas traditions is to make this Reindeer Feed to set out next to Santa’s cookies for his hungry, hard working reindeer. In my opinion, magical reindeer only eat sparkling magical food, so glitter was a definite ingredient to add to the mix. Since we’re not trying to kill off Santa’s reindeer with regular craft glitter, edible glitter had to be made.

Check out how easy this is:

Start by mixing some food coloring and sugar in a tightly sealed glass jar. You could also use a plastic bag here if you wanted. Get your booty into it and shake it until all of the food coloring is combined.

Spread the colored sugar on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at a very low temperature of 180 degrees. If you turn your oven any hotter, the sugar will turn into a big pile of liquid (don’t ask how I know that).

Let the glitter cool and you’re ready to sprinkle away. Look how baking it brings out the shine and adds some glisten.

I sprinkled some into my Reindeer Feed for a little extra magic!

More Holiday Snack Mixes

Use your edible glitter on any fun holiday treats! Here are some snack ideas it would be awesome on:

Look, I know that there are some glitter snobs out there, but I’m here to tell you How to Make Edible Glitter the Easy Way–because the other?

Too hard for anyone who ain’t-got-time-for-that-sh*t.

How to make edible glitter

How to Make Edible Glitter the Easy Way

Ok. So, here’s the low-down.

I have two little kids, a dog, a house, a husband, and a life.

I don’t have time to mess around with gelatin or agar and make edible glitter in some kind of aristocratic boujie kind of way.

How to make edible glitter

I need my dang Edible Glitter quite promptly, actually, for a cake or whatever I’m making–THAT DAY.

Not tomorrow, not next week.

How to make edible glitter

And, I’m going to be straight-up honest with you: It doesn’t have to be that hard.

The secret to easy edible glitter? A really good metallic food coloring and sugar.

How to make edible glitter

And, yeah, I tried to make edible glitter the hard way, because I thought “why not?!”

Well, I’ll tell you why not–it’s freaking hard and just straight-up BS that doesn’t work out.

But this? Easy edible glitter?

Look, I just added my magic metallic food coloring to sugar.

How to make edible glitter

Stirred it up with a fork, because forks work, right?

And it made this paste, but I didn’t sweat it, because it couldn’t be any worse than making glitter-snob edible food glitter, right?!

How to make edible glitter

And then I had this pretty glittery sugar.

But, I kind of didn’t want it to be wet, right?

Because it would be easier to work with if it was dry.

So, I simply spread it out on a sheet of wax paper and popped it in the oven at 170-degrees for about 30 minutes.

Which I like, if you can’t already tell.

And, because the gold worked so well–just had to be busted-up with a rolling pin when it was done in the oven–I made a little edible glitter from every color I had in my metallic food coloring set.

And now, with my edible food glitter in hand, I can decorate pretty much anything with sparkly shininess.

And all it took was a little glitter and some metallic food coloring.

Nothing fancy, nothing weird.

So, take that, glitter snobs!

You ready to make your own edible glitter, but you don’t have any metallic food coloring yet?

Just pin this to your favorite edible-glitter-should-be-on-everything board on Pinterest so you can find it later, and then get your metallic food coloring ordered!

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How to make edible glitter

Edible glitter is an awesome decoration for almost anything you can imagine. It’s perfect for topping off cupcakes and cake pops, looks amazing on cakes and even makes the fanciest truffles you could imagine.

There are two ways to make edible glitter, and we’ll give you both, but one is definitely easier than the other. In fact, you only need two ingredients for the first recipe, but be warned that the ‘simple’ glitter doesn’t quite have the same sparkle as the second recipe. But, if you are looking for a super quick way to add some sparkly customization to your desserts, it can’t be beat.

Here are two awesome recipes for making edible glitter.

Super Simple Sugar Glitter

Granulated sugar
Liquid food colouring

Place some granulated sugar in a glass jar and add a few drops of liquid food colouring . Place the lid on the jar and shake it until all the sugar is coloured .

Spread the coloured sugar onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees Fahrenheit (82 degrees Celsius) for 5-10 minutes, or until the sugar starts to glisten.

Let the sugar cool, then crumble it up and store it in a glass jar until you need it.

How to make edible glitter

Edible Glitter With Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic is a type of gum used in cooking to bind foods. It can also be used to make some very cool edible glitter. You can find gum Arabic in specialty food shops and also online.

1/2 teaspoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon gum Arabic
Liquid food colouring (optional)

Preheat the oven to 285 degrees F (140 C).

Dissolve the gum Arabic in the hot water, stirring thoroughly. If you want to add colouring , add it to the water before mixing with the gum Arabic.

Strain the mixture through a nylon cloth to remove any gum lumps that did not dissolve.

Paint the mixture onto a clean glass dish or a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet, bake it until it is completely dry.

Once it’s dry, scrape it off the surface of the glass dish or parchment paper and sieve it into a shaker for use on your sweet treats.

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How to make edible glitter

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I have tried water, melting the chocolate a bit with the heat of my breath and neither gets the edible glitter to stick to the chocolate. If I look at it, it seems to fall off. Can I use sugar glue on chocolate and sprinkle the glitter on? Will it stay evn if a stiff breeze rolls by or am I just sol on this?

I have made numbers out of chocolate and ‘glittered’ them with no problem. What I do is pipe the outline in chocolate of my number (on a piece of parchment), fill it in and then immediately dump a bunch of glitter all over it, then pop it in the fridge. Once it is hard, you can pick up the number and use your parchment to dump the extra glitter back in the jar.

I’m using a shoe mold so this isn’t possible, I don’t think.

I think I have it! Sugar glue. I think this might be the answer but I’ll let you know when it’s dried and I try to move the shoe tomorrow.

you can pick up the number and use your parchment to dump the extra glitter back in the jar.

Hello, try brushing on a thin layer of piping gel. Joni

The other day I was at a Baking supply shop and asked for clear piping gel – they looked at my like I was nuts. What we do have is coloured piping gel which comes in little 25ml tubes which most use to pipe text on a cake – not really in tubs or buckets where u can use it to brush on stuff like I’ve heard about here on cc.
So I agree, I would love to try the piping gel as I have the same problem, but does anyone know if its known as something else here? Or what substitute would work?

How to make edible glitter

Today I have shared Homemade Edible Glitter or sparkle. In this video I have shared a very simple and easy way of making Edible Glitter at home that using just two ingredients.

When it can be made in just 5 rupees, then why invest 400 rupees in the market..think guys.. 😊

Edible sparkle or glitter is basically formed with random shiny flakes which is well known in the food decor world .
Who doesn’t love a little glitter/sparkle on cake surface or on top of cup cakes fondant ice cream puddings doughnuts or other baked items. This easy-to-use edible sparkle gives decorators the versatility and dazzling effects instantly, edible sparkle is a perfect cake decoration item when you apply it makes your creations more eye-catching and stand out in a crowd of other sprinkles.
Step by step tutorial on how to make edible glitter.
Kitchen Product I use-
Plastic Kitchen Jar – 50 Ml, 12 Pieces, Transparent:
OHP sheet –
Measuring Cups:
Pan :
Spatula & brush:
Grinder :
Icing Color Gel –
corn flour/starch – 1 tbsp (8g)
water-1 cup (200ml)
icing gel colors

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How to make edible glitter

When you’re perusing through a drink menu and see the words “glitter soda” as an ingredient of a fancy cocktail concoction in an underground bowling parlor in Atlanta…you pause! And ask your bartender—what in the world is this? And can I have a lot of it?

My obsession with edible glitter this summer started with visiting the above-mentioned bar called The Painted Duck. The drink they made me was an aperitivo and vodka base, storming with fine gold glitter. It was a sunset in a glass…orange and boozy. You couldn’t taste the glitter, nor was it gritty.

This drink had confidence—the kind a lady has when she’s wearing a pop of color she knows is working. It was just the perfect amount of oomph I know we could all use this summer.

So, there I am, dazzled and buzzed, ordering a decent amount of edible glitter off Amazon . I was going to make this summer sparkle and I am helping you do it too! Here are all my shimmering creations:

Amaze Ballz

How to make edible glitter

This is one of the simplest glitter creations and it adds a pop of party to any drink. I used an ice-ball mold (fancy!) and added fine gold edible glitter and a lemon wedge in the mold with water. Freeze overnight and it’s ready. Add the ice ball to any drink and let the melting add sparkle.

The glitter froze perfectly—just a little bit goes a long way. I put the ice-ball in some bourbon so the gold glitter would shine through. And shine-bright-like-a-diamond it did! This is a simple crowd-pleaser for any affair. Pro-tip: Consider adding glitter ice to mimosas for a sunrise sparkle effect.

Watermelon Pop-Star

How to make edible glitter

Ladies and gentlemen, you will not want to eat watermelon any other way after trying this out.

I soaked watermelon slices in lemon juice and black salt (substitute rock/kosher salt), applied edible gold glitter to one side of the slice, and then froze them overnight. Voila! These watermelon pops are oh-so refreshing and taste just like a real pop—without the added sugars and preservatives. Watermelons are mostly made up of water, so they’re perfect for freezing. The glitter looks beautiful on this summery treat. I swear I could sell these from a popsicle stand. Pro-tip: Make it a boozy pop: Add two shots of tequila to the soak for a watermelon margarita pop!

Don’t Be Jelly Jam

How to make edible glitter

I practically carry a cheeseboard and crackers in my bag at all times. You never know when you’ll need an emergency charcuterie.

For your next summer picnic, consider making a glitter raspberry preserve. It’s so simple and yet so fab! I mashed two cups of fresh raspberries (you can puree them too but I like little chunky pieces of fruit in mine) and boiled the mixture with one tablespoon of sugar and half a lemon’s worth of lemon juice. I let the preserve cool and then folded in gold edible glitter before putting it in a jar.

I found that folding the glitter in at the end was better than cooking it in the pot with the preserves because I didn’t want the glitter to dissolve from the heat. Spread on a cracker over a picnic blanket; this very berry jam looks velvety and lux. Pro-tip: Use your glitter jam on baked brie for an elevated cheese platter.

Cool-cumber Cups

How to make edible glitter

No glass allowed at the pool? No problem! These cucumber shot glasses are sure to be a pool-party fav. I gutted shot glass sized pieces of cucumber and gave them a salt and glitter rim!

Add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice in the glasses and pour a shot of your favorite hard alcohol (I chose a reposado tequila). Let the shots sit for a few minutes—I discovered that the alcohol takes on the cucumber flavor—and then throw ’em back!

Taking the shot with a glitter rim did give me glitter lips—which is an extra bonus. Snack away at the glasses when you’re done! Pro-tip: Let your guests build their own glasses. A “build-your-own-shot” display can be awesome. Line up a variety of different alcohols, salt, sugar, different colored edible glitters, cucumbers, and spoons for gutting.

On-n-poppin’ Popcorn

How to make edible glitter

Some summer days are meant for simply kicking back and watching “The Office” for the billionth time. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. But you can still keep the sunshine alive—in your bowl of popcorn!

I made a bowl of my favorite butter popcorn and then, on a baking sheet, tossed them in a blend of Indian spices: salt, paprika. and chat masala (found at Indian grocery stores but lemon pepper spice mix is a great alternative). Lastly, the crowning jewel… gold edible glitter. Toss the popcorn gently and serve in a big bowl. This allows you to take any drab popcorn and turn it into glam-pop in no time. This medley is not only intensely flavorful (with a spicy, lemony kick) but would make a great addition to a movie night with your best buds. Pro-tip: Mix it up, mix it down! There are endless ways to spice up popcorn. Drizzle caramel and chocolate sauce with sea salt for a bowl of dessert popcorn. Of course, don’t forget the glitter.

I am addicted to glitter. Yes, I was one of those kids in elementary school who would cover their entire project with glitter just because. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered how to cover your food in glitter and still be able to eat it. It was like finding out the fourth season of House of Cards has been released early.

This literal sugarcoat can be sprinkled onto cupcakes, cakes, crêpes, and more. Or if you’re a true addict, be bold and eat it right out of a bowl for some straight up sugary goodness. But personally, I suggest dusting the top of your next fudge brownie sundae. Enjoy.

How to make edible glitter

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DIY Edible Glitter

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 1 bowl
  • Easy


How to make edible glitter

Step 1

1. Pour the sugar into a bowl. Add food coloring and stir until all of the sugar is colored.

Step 2

2. Spread mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Step 3

3. Bake for 5 minutes. Then, open the oven and break up the newly formed chunks of sugar. Bake for another 5 minutes.

Step 4

4. Take baking pan out the oven and store glitter in a jar or use immediately.