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What is Edible Glitter? For Drinks, Bakes, and Colorful Creations-Bakell®

What is Edible Glitter? For Drinks, Bakes, and Colorful Creations

Edible glitters can elevate every dish or drink by adding an extra flair to its presentation. There are misconceptions as to what is edible glitter, whether it's really safe to eat, and what you can put it on, and we're here to clear up the misconceptions.

It's important to know that there are different glitters on the market, though labeled as "non-toxic," which may not be for your exact purposes.

At Bakell®, we'll tell you exactly why our glitter is completely safe for your drinks and bakes, as well as how to get the most out of it depending on your needs.

What is Edible Glitter?

Edible glitter is a decorative ingredient used to give a sparkle or shimmer to food and drinks. Edible glitters are not the same as products labeled "non-toxic" since these were explicitly made for your next recipe.

There are edible cake glitters like our Tinker Dust that were made for the tops of foods and bakes, while others like Brew Glitter are specially made for drinks.

Glitters can be found in various colors and sizes. They can be used to decorate everything from cocktails to cakes and are perfect for creating colorful or festive drinks, desserts, and creations.

edible glitter luster dust candy apples

What is edible glitter made of?

Usually edible glitters are made of ingredients like sugar, acacia (gum arabic), maltodextrin, or cornstarch, while using food safe FD&C colors. Though there are glitters labeled as 'safe if consumed' or "non-toxic," edible glitters that were made for eating will clearly state it on the label.

Our edible glitter at Bakell® uses natural mica-based pearlescent pigments to achieve their brilliant shine. We use FDA approved FD&C colors to nail our wide variety of colors and hues perfect for whatever you have cooking.

If you want to know exactly what's in the edible glitters at Bakell®, take a look at our comprehensive product specifications and data sheets for the entire catalogue.

Is Edible Glitter FDA Approved and really safe to eat?

Yes, edible glitters at Bakell are FDA-approved and really safe to eat. Though there may be a learning curve to getting your application just right, it's a harmless tool to add in your kitchen arsenal.

We've listed all our products like Tinker Dust, Luster Dust, and more that are FDA approved in our handy Glitter Guide — with Dazzler Dust being the only one not FDA approved since it was specifically designed only for craft decoration purposes and not to be edible.

Aside from that we have a wide variety of edible glitters that are FDA approved and would be perfect for decorating drinks, desserts, and other creations!

What are the benefits of using Edible Glitter?

Edible cake glitter is FDA approved to eat and has little to no nutritional value, meaning anything you use is purely to make your confection creations all the more elegant.

It's a decorative product that can add color and excitement to anything you want to bake. If you are looking for a fun and colorful way to add decoration to your food, then glitter is a great option to explore.

Luckily there are no health or practical downsides to using edible glitter, aside from maybe the cleanup.

gold edible glitter and green sprinkles cake decorations on a donut

Where to buy edible glitter?

There are a ton of edible glitter brands out there but buying directly from Bakell® is the only way to ensure that you're getting a premium product that was actually made for eating.

If you're constantly wondering where to buy edible glitter, then simply hop over to the Bakell online store, on our edible glitter Walmart store and our edible glitter Amazon page.

Whether you're thinking of making a single purchase for your at-home needs or need bigger edible cake glitter solutions, we offer orders in single sizes and bulk wholesale. If you're looking for the perfect way to add a little bit of sparkle to your drinks, Bakell® has what you need!

What is Tinker Dust glitter?

Tinker Dust is the premier choice at Bakell® for all of your edible glitter needs to top foods or treats.

If you're looking to add a touch of sparkle to your food or create a colorful and festive drink, Tinker Dust glitter is the perfect option.

Our products are available in various form factors if you're looking to simply dust over food or spray your creations with our mini-pumps.

edible glitters for chocolate orange tinker dust bakell

How to use Edible Glitter?

Uses for edible glitter are as limited as your imagination. For drinks, you can add things like our edible glitter for drinks to cocktails or brews.

Meanwhile, Tinker Dust and Luster Dust can really elevate decorations on cakes or cupcakes. For example, Luster Dust can be mixed with a small amount of vodka or lemon extract to make the perfect paint-on solution for bakes.

How to apply edible glitter?

There's a couple of different ways to add edible glitter to your baking projects but it's a simple process to do across the board.

For Luster Dust, you can do a similar application or mix it like described above to implement a paint-on method.

As for Brew Glitter, the same concept applies but with your drinks. Simply add the edible glitter to the bottom of your cup and pour in your drink for the optimal mix.

For Tinker Dust, all you have to do is dust it over your finished creation where you want to add some pop.

Add some Tinker Dust glitter to your next cake decorating project, and get ready to wow your guests! This is also an excellent way to add some fun and excitement to your party table.

How long does edible glitter last?

Edible glitters at Bakell® are best by 60 months after opening up the jar. Because of the natural ingredients used in our product, expect to get the same shine from one project to the next — even if they're months apart.

There's plenty to love about edible glitters, especially if you're new to using them at home or in your business. To get shopping, head over to the Bakell® online store and for ideas take a look through our blog for different recipes. 

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