Edible Metallic Glitter/Fairy Dust

Edible Metallic Glitter/Fairy Dust

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  • ½

    teaspoon Gum Arabic

  • ½

    teaspoon hot water

  • ½

    teaspoon edible metallic luster dust in colour of your choice – Such as Squire Kitchen edible metallic dusts

  • Paintbrush – flat headed or pallet knife

  • Non-stick ovenproof sheet or silicone mat

  • Oven preheated to 140°C/284F

  • Sieve or tea strainer


Mix the Gum Arabic, water and food dust together in a small bowl, it should look like thick paint. Pour onto the non-stick ovenproof sheet and spread the mix thinly using a paintbrush or pallet knife, you will find it separates into globules, this is perfectly normal. Bake for about 10mins or until the mix is thoroughly dry and starting to peel away from the sheet. Remove from the oven and cool, then rub through a sieve or tea strainer. The glitter particle size you obtain depends on the mesh size used.


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