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I thought today I’d share something that I have fallen in love with (as a peace offering for my long absence?).  I saw this little beauty on the shelf at Beverly’s  and I thought, “There is no way this stuff will work for cookies.  It probably won’t dry or look good… but what the hey?”

Edit:  the lovely Sami on Facebook said she found this at the 99c store! and I realized THAT’S where I found mine too.  Until she mentioned it, I really thought I got it at Beverly’s!  I’m blaming my old age…

I splurged on this little tube of sparkle gel (about $1.00) and I’m so glad I did!  Before I go any further, I just realized this sounds like a commercial, it is not.  

Because of the little amount of faith I had in this tube of sparkle, I forgot about it; until one fateful day… I was decorating and thought, Ugh, I’m going to have to mix up some “glass” for these windows (which usually consists of melting isomalt or sugar, or some other potentially hand-burning exercise) but I suddenly remembered that little tube.  Hmmmmm, let’s experiment!

Not only does it dry fast, it keeps its wet and glassy look forever.  Usually at some point, sugar will cloud and get a milky kind of look, but this stays really clear and shiny.

There is a little glitter in it, and it doesn’t get completely smooth (maybe it could if I messed around with it a bit more) but how cool is that?!  And besides, it gives an antique glass look, right?  I totally meant to do that.  

Oooooh!  shiny!  

Sooo, how do you get your hands on that little tube of wonder?  Now for a limited time… Just kidding.  This is not a commercial.  

I found the tube at the 99c Store, but I don’t think everyone has those or that they are still there, so I went straight to the source which is the Cake Craft website.  It looks like you must call to place an order (the horror!) as I’m not seeing a marketplace on the site, but the price is super reasonable for a tube of awesome.  

It looks like Cake Craft sparkle gels come in several colors that would be fun to play around with!  

Have fun and get sparkly!

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  1. Judy Pullen-Johnson

    Wow how cool is that! Don’t you love it when you find something like this that works better that you expected! Can’t wait to get some and try it!

  2. Julie

    I have two tubes of that stuff, mine are black and the other is a pretty swimming pool blue. I’m pretty sure I got them both at JoAnn. I got the blue for a mermaid cake I made a while back. I never thought to try it like you did. My daughter used the black on a cookie, and in her case it never dried… but I think we kept it sealed in Rubbermaid. Maybe we should have left it out. We’ll give it another try. But anyway. JoAnn.

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