Jubilee Jewels - Who needs glitter?

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With the glitter gate debacle still going on I thought I would look at the alternative options out there which are 100% safe. The jubilee weekend seemed like a great time to have a go.

This is PME 100% edible glitter flakes, they’re really shiny and have lots of uses, one of which I have detailed below.

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The things you will need are shown above.

various PME edible glitter flakes, edible glue and paintbrush, edible lustre and paintbrush, paint tray, clear alcohol, a golf ball sized piece of fondant.


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Split your ball of fondant into 4 equal parts. Take 3 of them as above, roll them into 3 balls and then flatten slightly with your finger.

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Apply glue to the top of each ball.

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Take the glitter flakes and apply them all over the top of the balls. If you find it's not a strong enough colour you can wait for them to dry and then do a second layer.Try to smooth them all over and stop any rough edges.

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Roll out the 4th ball of fondant into a long sausage. This will become the surrounds for the jewels. You can break small sections off and make spirals and swirls round the jewel. Be inventive and try out different styles. Remember to add a small dab of glue to attach them to the jewels.

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Once you have finished the surrounds, mix some of the powdered shimmer with alcohol and create a paint. You dont need much of the powder less than a pea sized scoop will be plenty and just add a drop of the alcohol at a time. Remember you can always add more, but you cannot remove it. So less is best to start.

Once you have made the paint cover each of the surrounds and then set aside to dry. There you go a set of royal jewels fit for any queen.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. I had a spare 20 minutes before collecting the children from their jubilee themed day at school and thought I'd try something new.

Until next time



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  1. herlinda

    Love your cupcakes decorations.. are you planning in the future made cd's of your classes and sale it? I would like to learn more.

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  2. Sharon B. Speakman

    Fabulous and excellent tutorial. Thanks for sharing x x

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  3. Margaret HItchman

    Love your take on the glitter gate debacle!! Brilliant tutorial and thanks so much will defo give it a try!

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