Glittery shoes, glittery dresses, glittery EVERYTHING – We love glitter! So it’s no surprise that we freaked out when we saw a pin on Pinterest about how to make edible glitter. How awesome would that be?! We could make glittery cupcakes (pretty much a dream come true). According to the original post, you can make your own edible glitter out of only 2 ingredients. We decided to call shenanigans on this pin that looked too good to be true to see if it really worked. Here is the original pin:
First we gathered our ingredients:
- 1/4 cup of sugar (normal white sugar, not powdered or brown)
- 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring (we found out the hard way that liquid dye is needed)
Mix the sugar and liquid food dye in a small bowl.
Spread the sugar mixture out on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. After taking it out of the oven you can use a knife or spoon to break it up into smaller pieces.
As you can see from our picture, it isn’t exactly what the picture promised, but it is still pretty for decorating. We put it on top of white icing on a cupcake and it still looked cute enough!
We call shenanigans on this edible glitter recipe. When we baked it the sugar ended up with a nice sheen to it, but it is far from our definition of glitter. It’s really just ended up being colored sugar, which is still pretty for decorating, but not what we were looking for. So if you are looking for a recipe to make colored sugar, then this is perfect, but don’t let Pinterest trick you into thinking it will look like traditional glitter.
But if you still have your heart set on edible glitter, there are still some great store bought options that will add the perfect glittery touch to your baked goods. Here are a few that I would recommend:
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