marchdragonfly Posted 24 Jan 2012 , 11:52pm
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I just learned how to make edible sequins with gelatin but I am wondering what the best method is to attach it to fondant? I'm not sure if it will break down using piping gel, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif

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Marianna46 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 7:18am
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I've put gelatin bows and flowers together with just plain water - the trick is not to use too much of it, or it actually will break the gelatin down. The nice thing about gelatin is that it sticks pretty well with just a little humidity.

cakebaker1957 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by marchdragonfly

I just learned how to make edible sequins with gelatin but I am wondering what the best method is to attach it to fondant? I'm not sure if it will break down using piping gel, etc. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. icon_smile.gif





Wow that sounds fun, how did you do it?? make the sequins?

sweetflowers Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 4:42pm
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I also use piping gel to attach mine. Water is tricky, especially for anything thin. You could try alcohol. I think shortening might work too. They are so light it only takes a tiny smudge to attach.

cakebaker, I make mine by spreading gelatin on an acetate sheet and when dry, using a hole punch. I use heart shaped, but have used lots of different punches, they are a lot of fun.

Marianna46 Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 4:52pm
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Yes, I make them like sweetflowers does. The only problem is you have to make a WHOLE BUNCH of them, so be patient. They look great on purse cakes. And of course you can tint the gelatin any color you need before you paint it onto the acetate. The gelatin sheet will detach from the acetate by itself (sometimes it even sort of pops off), so you'll know when it's dry and ready to punch out. I don't know why, but I love working with gelatin in any form - bows, flowers, gelatin bubbles, sequins. Such fun!

metria Posted 25 Jan 2012 , 5:50pm
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you can also use the left over gelatin melted in a bowl. keep it warm and use a toothpick or something to dab it on.

cakebaker1957 Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by Marianna46

Yes, I make them like sweetflowers does. The only problem is you have to make a WHOLE BUNCH of them, so be patient. They look great on purse cakes. And of course you can tint the gelatin any color you need before you paint it onto the acetate. The gelatin sheet will detach from the acetate by itself (sometimes it even sort of pops off), so you'll know when it's dry and ready to punch out. I don't know why, but I love working with gelatin in any form - bows, flowers, gelatin bubbles, sequins. Such fun!




Are there any thing here on the site that can take me step by step on how to do them? From what i need to buy right down to cutting them out?? and what kind of geletin do i buy??
thanks

Annabakescakes Posted 26 Jan 2012 , 10:54pm
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That has to be the coolest thing I have seen since the last coolest thing... I am constantly amazed at the innovation and creativity and talent of my fellow cakers. You guys ROCK!

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