Q Could you please explain the difference to me between food contact glitter and edible glitter, and also how I use these on my cupcakes?
Food Contact Glitter has been tested and approved for use on and around food. It should be used on decorations that can easily be removed from the cake prior to consuming. Applying the glitter to your decorations is easy and, to ensure that no stray glitter contaminates your cake, use Rainbow Dust Cake Decorators Glaze. This type of glitter is extremely popular, and comes in a large palette of colours and gives the wow factor to your cakes. Examples of decorations used with this type of glitter are: flowers, butterflies, wired shapes etc – this type of decoration is easily removed.
Edible Glitter is used when you require a glitter that is intended to be consumed along with the cake. The colours range from delicate pastels to strong bold colours and, although it doesn’t have the same vibrancy as the food contact glitter, it still gives a nice sparkly finish that cake decorators strive for. It can be used on desserts, cupcakes, ice cream, tarts and more. When applying the glitter to your cake decorations, a small amount of Rainbow Dust Edible Glue is all you need. If the surface is tacky, as for ice cream and jam tarts for instance, just sprinkle liberally onto the surface.
About our expert: Tracy Howard joined Rainbow Dust Colours in 2013. She is a skilled cake decorator and demonstrator and produces the fantastic content you see every day on the Rainbow Dust Facebook page. Tracy ensures each product range meets stringent quality standards. Visit www.rainbowdust.co.uk