As reference to the periscope I did a few weeks back I used Tylose powder to make edible glitter as it is fast and very easy to make. The scope gives you step by step instructions on how to make Gold and Bronze edible glitter and the recipes are below for you to try it out. I haven’t made Silver glitter yet but will post the recipe once I do.
When applying the glitter to the cake I found out that pipping gel works the best. First, heat the pipping gel in the microwave for about 10 seconds and by using a brush, apply a thick coat of the gel on the cake. Next, take a generous amount of glitter to the palm of your hand and then apply it to the cake from the bottom to the top.
Tylose Glitter Recipe
1 Cup Warm Water
1 ½ tsp Tylose Powder (I use the Wilton Tylose Powder)
Baking Foil (I use Pastry Portal Baking foils)
1 Drop of Americolor Gel Chocolate Brown
1 Drop of Americolor Pearl Sheen Airbrush Color
1 ½ tsp Americolor Bronze Sheen Airbrush Color
2 Drops Americolor Pearl Sheen Airbrush Color
1 tsp Americolor Gold Sheen Airbrush Color
Sprinkle the Tylose powder into the lukewarm water, let it set for few minutes and then whisk it from time to time until the powder is dissolved. When you have a smooth glue like consistency (Gum Glue) add a color of your choice to the glue.
Set the oven temperature to 300 F (149 C) and take your mixture and pour it over the baking tray that is lined with a baking sheet (I have not tried this on parchment paper) and place it in the over for 45 mins – 1 hour. When the Tylose heats up you will see the mixture coming together on the tray and that is normal.