Edible sequins

We’re working on entertaining our little ones while social distancing/staying home. This is our second tiny cake to decorate in three days.

The base is a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I used a half recipe of Hershey’s cake and frosting recipe and baked one six inch layer and two four inch layers (which is what we’ve used to decorate so far). It’s my favorite chocolate cake.

The sequins are something I’ve been wanting to try for a while. Edit to add recipe source/credit It’s 2 1/2 sheets gold gelatin, 1 tsp gold luster dust and 3 tbs water melted in a double boiler then spread on flexible plastic to dry overnight. I found the thicker spots worked better and were prettier, so don’t go for paper thin.

The recipe is similar between multiple sources, but mine is specifically from sweetheatheranne https://onlinelearning.sweetheatheranne.com/making-edible-sequins
Once dry, peel off the paper and punch away with a hole puncher! (Mine is brand new and dedicated to food)

This is, most definitely, a labor of love. If I weren’t just spending time with my boys and was actually making this for someone else, I would attach the sequins once they were asleep using tweezers. As it is, we’re having a good time. :wink::chocolate_bar::cake: wishing you safety and good health. Xoxo

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What a great project! Your cake looks amazing

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When I saw that post title I just HAD to click… and was not disappointed! What an amazing and cool idea! Beautiful!

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mmmm, Caaaaaake
The sequins are cool!

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What a great idea … I’m going to bookmark it so I can make some for my grandkids.

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Ooooo! Super neat! Bookmarking.

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Took how much fun they’re having! Super awesome.

The sequins are crazy small!

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Those are so cool!!!

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Whoa, what? This is so neat!

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What a fun technique! Thanks for sharing it and the tip about avoiding paper-thin. Your cake looks delicious and your boys are adorable!

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Very clever and thanks for the tips on how to do it

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They do look like shiny sequins! How nifty!

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Wow!
Never even knew gold gelatin was a thing :exploding_head::rofl:

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Fascinating! And it looks delicious. :wink:

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I wish it was gold colored! Gold sheet gelatin is just the gelling strength, sadly. From what I understand, it’s the most consistent between brands. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

So cool!!!

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Congrats! You are one of the featured projects for this week! Way to go!

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This is so cool. I love watching those baking shows where they decorate cakes and I have never seen anything like this done before. It’s amazing!

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