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. wishing you safety and good health. Xoxo