Edible glitter on cake or cupcake frosting? Has anyone eaten edible glitter?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve had it at a friend’s wedding. I’m not sure if it was the glitter or the cake, but something just did not taste good. Sorry if that’s not much help. I’d def do a tasting before using it though. If I remember correctly it usually only goes on fondant which doesn’t taste the greatest to begin with, but that’s a personal preference!

Post # 4
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Our original cake was going to have a high end edible glitter .  We paid 50$ bucks ior something for it but our baker said its the only kind she will use.  We tasted it sbd it was hardly noticeable bc sugar melted in mouthfairly quickly. I can find out that brand if you wavt .  

Post # 5
3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I had a cupcake with glitter and I didn’t notice a taste on it but it wasn’t coated with it.

Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It depends for me whether it’s fine glitter or the coarser glitter (that comes in shapes like stars) and how much there is of it. It’s usually made from gum arabic which (on the plus side) doesn’t really taste like anything, but if there’s too much of it, it just kind of forms a soggy, gummy mass in my mouth. I think if it was the fine glitter or made from some sort of sugar rather than gum arabic as someone suggested above, it may be fine. I just would make sure the baker is using it as a dusting accent rather than dousing the cake in it.

Post # 7
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had cupcakes with fine glitter coated cherries at my engagement party this weekend and they were good! However, you definitely knew who ate them as they’d have a few sparkles on their face haha

Post # 8
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

I’ve had edible glitter… it’s alright, can be a bit sharp if you bite unexpectedly though!


Stay clear of the edible shimmer spray paint though that stuff tastes like crap.

Post # 9
21 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

My aunt used some on a birthday cake for me a few years ago. I don’t know the name of the brand, but it didn’t taste of anything!


It was a very light dusting of glitter rather than huge chunks of it, so that probably helped.

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