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The Shining Truth About Eatable Glitter-Bakell®

The Shining Truth About Eatable Glitter

Hello there foodies! Welcome back to the blog. Today we thought we'd share a few of the most interesting questions we've ever gotten about eatable glitter, and provide the answers as well.

This way you can learn more about this amazing baking product, and perhaps even gain a little inspiration to bake up fantastical creations of your own.

Here goes!

shining truth edible glitter

What happens when you eat glitter?

Well, it depends on what type of eatable glitter you use! When you use Bakell products like our amazing range of edible glitter tinker dusts, you can rest assured that it has been FDA-approved. It also happens to be Halal-friendly, vegan, as well as nut- and diary-free, which means it's suitable for the whole crew.

In short, if you choose the right type of eatable glitter, nothing much will happen when you consume it, other than the fact that you will have a shimmering good time!

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How do you add sparkle to fondant?

There are quite a few ways to dress up your fondant. You can either use loose eatable glitter, and work it into your fondant using a rolling pin or hand-folding techniques. Alternatively, you can also paint it on when you use products like Bakell Dazzler Dust, which can be mixed with water to make a shimmery sparkle paint. This allows for very fine and detailed work on bakes like wedding cakes.

how to sparkle fondant

How does eatable metallic sprinkles get their color?

At Bakell, we use a range of digestible micas to color our sprinkles, glitters, and dusts. This makes it edible, and has given us full FDA-approval. As such, you can rest assured that the coloring has been tested and approved by one of the foremost nutritional governing bodies in the United States of America.


metallic sprinkles

What food colors should I mix to make gold?

Ah, the age-old question of alchemy - how do I turn something into gold?! The simple answer to this question is that buying gold glitter or eatable paint is going to be your best option. It's quite hard to create an approximation of the color gold using standard pigments without a metallic undertone.

So, while you could perhaps experiment with yellow, orange, brown and white as a base tone, you will only ever get that really nice shininess you're after if you purchase a metallic decoration solution.

how to make gold edible glitter

Does eatable glitter make a good gift?

Yes! Eatable glitter is an amazing gift, in our opinion. For one thing, bakers and home cooks love it because it allows them to play around in the kitchen and dream up all sorts of new cakes and bakes. It also makes a great present for children, who adore crafting and can use it to dress up just everything from cupcakes and cookies, to milkshakes and smoothies.

TOP TIP: If you want to put together a fantastic gift for a foodie in your life, it’s often nice to combine two or more products that appeal to their creative side. For instance, you could fill a box or basket with a range of eatable glitters, some fondant, and a mold or two. This way they will have everything they need to jump right in when inspiration strikes!

Could I sell your eatable glitter at my store?

Yes, we would love that! In fact, we actively encourage store owners to stock our Bakell products, and even brand it as their own if they like. That’s right – not only will we help you to fill your shelves with fun baking glitters, but we will also even help you to put your store’s logo on it if you want to.  Our factory fills the products to your prescription, and then labels it with your preferred design before shipping it to your door.

Brew Glitter Reseller

Can I add eatable glitter to drinks?

Yes, you can. However, if you use glitter that’s meant for baking in a drink it tends to settle quite quickly, and that’s no fun. This is why we have developed a range of drinks glitters called Brew Glitter that has been formulated specifically to add sparkle and color to drinks such as cocktail, wine, beer, champagne, and even coffee or tea!

Because these products work in fluids specifically, the shimmery effect really lasts and makes a big visual impact. Bartenders love to use it, and lots of at-home cocktail enthusiasts have also jumped on this festive trend.

How do you keep your hands clean when working with eatable glitter?

Fair question -  not everyone is keen on getting glitter on their clothing, hair, face, and even the dog while they are baking (although some people don’t mind!)… This is why we also sell our glitter in pumps that you can use when you want to keep your hands clean while still adding a bit of luster and sparkle to your home-made treats. It’s simple to use and only dispenses as much eatable glitter as you need in one go.  

There you have it – a few of the most interesting questions we have received about our eatable glitter, and some answers to go along with it. If you have any burning questions of your own, feel free to reach out to us on, and we will be happy to answer it. Who knows? You might just see your question and answer feature in an upcoming blog!
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