Edable Art - glitter - bad news

(17 Posts)
lucjam Thu 13-Mar-14 22:13:05

Has anyone used this? I have lots of times. Oh poo.

'scuse the DM link bugger

Patchouli Thu 13-Mar-14 22:22:43

I use edible glitter sometimes.
The logo on that pot doesn't look familiar though, I've not used at one.

lucjam Thu 13-Mar-14 22:24:46

I have used this exact stuff, I must have used at least 3 or 4 pots in the last few years, wonder how many people I've poisoned including my own family :-(

I used this brand on my wedding cakes! shock
I'm still alive though, as are most of the people who attended my wedding.

AlpacaPicnic Sun 16-Mar-14 13:32:46

I cannot be the only person who didn't know the difference between 'edible' and 'non toxic' glitter for cakes... Can I? blush

This was 18 months ago and no terrible effects have emerged...yet...

Sqveeze Sun 16-Mar-14 16:33:50

I use this glitter - it's far and away the best I've used. Oops.

Midori1999 Mon 17-Mar-14 12:32:18

Alpaca, for years everyone (ever seen the Chocctwoccydoodah reality show?) was using 'non toxic' glitter on cakes. This was the 'non toxic' type and it was advertised as safe to eat/decorate cakes with. Then regulations changed so that you could only class it as 'edible' if it could actually be digested and it wasn't able to be used on actual cakes unless it was edible. The problem being, actual edible glitter is, frankly, crap and not really glittery at all.

So no, you weren't the only one by far...

AlpacaPicnic Mon 17-Mar-14 18:33:18

Oh phew! Thanks!

Seminyak Tue 18-Mar-14 14:41:58

Oh bollocks!!! What other brands are there?? This is all I've ever used confused hellllp, glitter is imperative!!

Seminyak Tue 18-Mar-14 14:46:18

Oh actually I have some Rainbow Dust brand.... but that is labelled 'non-toxic glitter for decoration use only' and has no ingredients on.

Seminyak Tue 18-Mar-14 14:53:27

Ignore me, I've emailed Rainbow Dust to ask smile

AlpacaPicnic Tue 18-Mar-14 20:30:11

I did hear a rumour that, because it doesn't digest, it has an interesting side effect on people.

Sparkly poo

QueenOfTheSlipstream Tue 18-Mar-14 20:42:57

Oh crap, I've used this. My local specialist cake shop sell/sold it. I've just emailed them asking to confirm...how awful for them too though, they're a small business. They must be mortified.

On the plus side, we've eaten loads of it and we're still here!

Seminyak Wed 19-Mar-14 11:41:37

Response from my enquiry to Rainbow Dust;

"Please note the Sparkle Range is not classed as a food item and is intended for use on removable cake decorations and there is no list of ingredients for this."

They should really make this clearer :-/

Midori1999 Thu 20-Mar-14 20:45:03

Rainbow dust glitters are quite clearly labelled either 'for decoration use' or 'not for consumption', depending on how old your pot is. I would personally happily eat them, but you shouldn't put them on a cake meant for someone else.

The FSA issued guidance on glitters some time ago, it's here:

www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2012/apr/glitter#.UytSKu0gHCQ

QueenOfTheSlipstream Fri 21-Mar-14 09:43:15

I don't have the pots any more but I'm sure there was nothing on them to indicate they couldn't be eaten...in fact the word 'EdAble' made me think otherwise!

I emailed my lovely local cake supply shop where I got it and they're gutted. They're sat on £1000 of stock they can't sell or return and EdAble Art are no longer answering the phone...

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