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    • grandmasam
    • By grandmasam 8th Jun 17, 9:56 AM
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    edible glitter flakes for jam
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    • 8th Jun 17, 9:56 AM
    edible glitter flakes for jam 8th Jun 17 at 9:56 AM
    I'm hoping someone here can help...
    Made raspberry and prosecco jam with edible glitter, glitter came from the hobby shop but was like dust and either disappeared or clumped.

    Can anybody advise me either where to get the bigger flakes or how to get this right please?

    The raspberries came from my garden, I used jam sugar and 150ml of prosecco. The jam is absolutely delicious, and the leftover wine was as well.
    Thanks Caz
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 8th Jun 17, 11:11 AM
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    thank you, sounds delicious - am hoping someone can answer as I'd be interested in making this too.
    • thriftmonster
    • By thriftmonster 8th Jun 17, 11:40 AM
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    Hartleys do a pack of jelly with edible glitter in - you could maybe stir a pack in (and you wouldn't have to worry about a set !!)
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    and the leftover wine was as well.
    Originally posted by grandmasam
    What is this leftover prosecco of which you speak?

    Tiptree does a lovely raspberry and Drambuie jam, btw. Most excellent on scones. (Can take the girl out of Essex, but you can't take the Essex out of the girl ).
    • grandmasam
    • By grandmasam 9th Jun 17, 4:43 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 4:43 PM
    Thanks for the replies.
    I'll give the jelly a try and maybe that'll work.

    VFM I do have some Drambuie in the cupboard so another way to preserve the raspberries that's different....leftover prosecco ??

    Caz
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    • 9th Jun 17, 7:17 PM
    I'm hoping someone here can help...
    Made raspberry and prosecco jam with edible glitter, glitter came from the hobby shop but was like dust and either disappeared or clumped.

    Can anybody advise me either where to get the bigger flakes or how to get this right please?

    The raspberries came from my garden, I used jam sugar and 150ml of prosecco. The jam is absolutely delicious, and the leftover wine was as well.
    Thanks Caz
    Originally posted by grandmasam
    I saw a huge variety of things like that on the shelves of T*sco and a few less in Wait*ose - I spent ages looking at them all as I was fascinated. Home baking sections.

    Good luck!
    • loocyloo
    • By loocyloo 9th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
    the glittery jelly isn't really glittery!


    it is more iridescent and a bit tasteless and rubbery!


    sorry!


    I'd be interested in finding out about decent sized edible glitter too!
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 9th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
    The problem with edible glitter is that most of it is made of gum arabic mixed with colourings. It's water soluble, so it will just dissolve if you stir it into jam. There was a bit of a 'thing' about this a while back as a lot of what was being sold as 'edible' was actually just 'non-toxic' - so whilst it wouldn't kill you it's not technically designed to be eaten. A lot of the 'non-toxic' stuff (glitters, disco dusts etc) is made of metals and plastics and so it just passes though you, it was sold with the idea that you'll be eating so little that it's unlikely to do you any harm.

    For something like jam, an expensive but non-toxic solution would be to buy some pure gold leaf and then stir it in when the jam's cooled a bit. You wouldn't need a massive amount, and you'll get some twinkles that won't melt. Pure gold leaf is non-toxic in the sense that it'll just pass through you - pharmacists used to coat pills in gold and silver so that unpleasant tastes were hidden.
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