You know how crafting fads go through and everyone does them, right? Of course...we've all seen it. Chevrons. Ruffles. Mustaches. There's nothing wrong with these fads, it's just fun/funny to watch them go through on their rampage. Well, this seems like one that is running rampant right now:
Some people are glitter people and some aren't. Em's a glitter-a-holic (and she pulls it off excellently...you should see the stuff she makes, it's pretty cool), but I just feel silly with glittery stuff. Everyone has their own style. For those that can pull off glittery stuff, they really pull it off. You can even get edible glitter for your food, but it can be a little pricey. What do we do with something is expensive in the store? Turn to Pinterest to find a DIY version. That's exactly what went on here:
The Original Pin
I've seen this re-pinned so many times and we now have two submissions featuring this pin. Funny thing...the link this pin goes to shows edible glitter...but it looks nothing like the picture above. Here's the picture from the website that this picture goes to (and I've been clicking all over trying to find another source for this and they are all pointing back to this one site):
Um...I'd say there's a difference between the two photos. Not sure how the glittery photo got connected with this one for "Non-toxic glitter", but there you go. The first photo may be the actual results of this recipe...but it's with some shiny lights at the right angles with a filter on the camera or in photo shop to enhance the "twinkle".
So two of our awesome pinners found this and decided to give it a whirl. One tried the sugar as the pin caption states and one tried the salt as the recipe states. Here's what they came up with:
They look nothing like the pinned picture...but they are pretty spot on with the actual picture on the website. They have pretty colored sugar/salt...just not that glittery sparkle they were going for.
I did a Google search for "How to make edible glitter" and I've basically found two recipes...the one featured above (which ends up more just being colored sugar) or one using gum arabic (which looks a little more glittery to me). I even found a post showing how to make edible glitter that looks metallic. But pretty much the most glittery edible glitter I can find in my searches is store bought. But do check out that edible metallic glitter...it looks like gold flakes dusted on top of that cupcake. I'd say that was a good discovery tonight...thank you Google search.
As far as the original pin goes though, I feel like I need a "Busted" sign like the Mythbusters have.