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How to Make Edible Glitter the Easy Way

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.

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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.

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

Not tomorrow, not next week.

I need it now.

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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.

Yep. That’s it.

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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.

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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?!

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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.

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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.

Very simple.

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

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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.

Score!

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

Like rainbow unicorn cake…or galaxy macarons…the possibilities are endless. LOL!

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

Nothing fancy, nothing weird.

So, take that, glitter snobs!

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

Don’t despair!

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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Oh, and don’t forget to drop a 5-star rating on this recipe, so we know that you want to see more yumminess like this!

Easy Edible Glitter

Easy Edible Glitter

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon metallic food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170-degrees.
  2. Combine food coloring and sugar.
  3. Spread mixture on a sheet of wax paper.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Place mixture in a zipper baggie.
  6. Crush mixture with a rolling pin.
  7. Enjoy sprinkling edible glitter on all your food!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 50 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 15Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

Lela Warren

Monday 1st of November 2021

Wow! While I can sincerely appreciate your desire to connect or level with not so crafty people or people who like to do things quickly, etc… I don’t think that the repeated insults to “glitter snobs” or trying to relay that there are much easier ways to make this product is hitting the target you think it is. The “ aristocratic boujie kind” comment is especially a turn off to me personally. Most importantly, the product you made looks absolutely nothing like edible glitter flakes. I admire you for taking the time to make tutorials like this however as someone looking outside the box, I don’t think you realize you are losing a lot of followers with the tone you are currently using. Being sarcastic or snarky to be funny is almost always funny but the repeated insult of remarks- not so much. Just my 2 cents.

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