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Saturday, 28 May 2011

All that glitters

If you've read my blog or looked at my Facebook page before, you'll know that I am a big fan of glitter! I use it anything and everything and that includes cakes. Now, I didn't realise what a lot of controversy there is surrounding cake glitter until recently. I read a discussion thread about whether or not cake glitter is safe to use if it doesn't state that it's 'edible' and indeed why you would want to eat it.
OK, let's get this straight. Most of the super sparkly, very, very lovely cake glitters around are classed as 'non-toxic'. That means that they have no nutritional value and basically will pass straight through the body without being absorbed. The less sparkly varieties which are 'edible' are made of sugar flakes and really, look nothing like the glitter we all know and love. This is all down to EU regulations on the meaning of edible- basically, it has to be a foodstuff with nutritional value, which glitter does not.
 As for why you would want to eat something that isn't classed as edible... well, I don't know about you, but I eat with my eyes a long time before anything passes my lips!

So, rant over, here's what I really wanted to share! I was sent an email recently by a company claiming to want to send me some free glitter samples. Being the sceptic that I am, I doubted they would arrive and thought that if they did they would be tiny unuseable amounts. How wrong I was! They sent me five different samples, with a huge amount of each colour that really will go a long way. On top of this, they offer amazing prices on bulk orders. Well, that was all I needed to hear! With a wedding cupcake order coming up and more over the coming weeks and months, I splashed out on a whole collection of super sparkly (non-toxic!) glitters.


The range of colours is fab and I have to say that the customer service was brilliant, as was the free gift! I don't like to do this often,but I feel that this company really deserves a mention, so thank you to Janice from http://www.cakeboxshop.co.uk/- I will be back!