Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 6:03am
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AHi everyone So I've fallen in love with the look of this technique after I saw the caketress do it! I'm now determined to use this technique on my own wedding cake! Problem is I really have no idea how it's done My thinking is to cut out hundreds of small disks of gum paste with a piping tip, stick them all over the tier quite roughly (try dot seem to be arranged neatly which I think adds to the affect) and then airbrush the whole thing with a metallic gold color I just wanted to know if anyone has done this, how you did it and if my thinking is way off! Thanks everyone [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3108207/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3108208/width/350/height/700[/IMG] [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3108209/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

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Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:12pm
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ANo one can help me on this? :(

Baking Sis Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:16pm
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There was a post on that technique not too long ago; look up 'gold edible sequins'.   Those are beautiful cakes you posted!

ApplegumPam Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:18pm
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Seriously - am I the ONLY one that goes to Google and types......  'Edible Gold Sequins'  ??????

Here.....  it REALLY isn't that difficult !

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rainbow-Dust-100-Edible-Metallic-Cake-Decorating-Shapes-Gold-Sequins-Sprinkles-/140918733826?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

liz at sugar Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:19pm
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LMGTFY says Pam. :)

 

Liz

kikiandkyle Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:37pm
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AI had to Google Google.

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:42pm
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AThanks for the tip baking sis I had seen another post on this but it was a slightly different look created by using gelatin sheets which isn't the look I'm going for I shall do another search though and see if I missed something

Ps. I know aren't they just gorgeous! The caketress is one freakishly talented lady!

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:45pm
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Original message sent by ApplegumPam

Seriously - am I the ONLY one that goes to Google and types......  'Edible Gold Sequins'  ??????

Here.....  it REALLY isn't that difficult !

[URL=http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rainbow-Dust-100-Edible-Metallic-Cake-Decorating-Shapes-Gold-Sequins-Sprinkles-/140918733826?_trksid=p2054897.l4275]http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rainbow-Dust-100-Edible-Metallic-Cake-Decorating-Shapes-Gold-Sequins-Sprinkles-/140918733826?_trksid=p2054897.l4275[/URL]

It never ceases to amaze me how many unnecessarily *****y people there are on this site Serious attitude problem, don't bother replying if it's just to be nasty

cakealicious7 Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:49pm
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AWooow beautiful cake!!! Would so love to see how this is done!

ApplegumPam Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:15pm

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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam 

Seriously - am I the ONLY one that goes to Google and types......  'Edible Gold Sequins'  ??????


Here.....  it REALLY isn't that difficult !

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rainbow-Dust-100-Edible-Metallic-Cake-Decorating-Shapes-Gold-Sequins-Sprinkles-/140918733826?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

It never ceases to amaze me how many unnecessarily *****y people there are on this site
Serious attitude problem, don't bother replying if it's just to be nasty


I wasn't trying to be NASTY - I was just like...... you have been sitting there for a week waiting on a reply ...... AND you never thought to Google it for yourself?

 

I am just amazed at THAT!

There is this wealth of information - a fingertap away from people today - BUT they still don't know it ??

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:25pm

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I wasn't trying to be NASTY - I was just like...... you have been sitting there for a week waiting on a reply ...... AND you never thought to Google it for yourself?

I am just amazed at THAT!

There is this wealth of information - a fingertap away from people today - BUT they still don't know it ??

ACTUALLY I DID google it and couldn't find what I was looking for hence why I came here, I'm making a huge 7 tier cake from 4" to 16" tiers and 3 of those tiers will be covered in these sequins if I was to just hop on eBay and buy those tiny vials of pre made sequins you linked to I would have to buy hundreds of vials and the cost would be astronomical, so no what you posted didn't help, Google is a great tool but it can't always answer every question seems to me like you have a very "I am superior than thou" mentality

AZCouture Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:28pm

AGoogle search string: edible sequin tutorial.

liz at sugar Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:29pm

AGlitter, dusts and sequins go pretty far. On a gold painted layer I doubt it would take many vials at all. Even if it did, it is the cost of achieving that look.

Good luck.

Liz

ApplegumPam Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:36pm

Sit there and make those little sequins...... yep - roll out whatever medium you are using to paper thin thickness - cut each one individually - use a pin to poke a hole in EVERY one of those sequins... oh and somehow paint them all GOLD

Unless you are running a 'drone' factory - I am thinking that those little vials of pre-made sequins are a pretty ECONOMICAL choice

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:38pm

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Google search string: edible sequin tutorial.

Thanks I have searched this exact phrase but most of what I found was tutorials for gelatin sequins which doesn't really give the look I'm after I thought I'd be best to come on here and ask some of the talented members as I know someone on here will have tried this technique :)

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:40pm

AThis is what I'm planning on doing I never said it would be a quick process

Oh and it's called an airbrush gun

sixinarow Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:44pm

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Thanks I have searched this exact phrase but most of what I found was tutorials for gelatin sequins which doesn't really give the look I'm after I thought I'd be best to come on here and ask some of the talented members as I know someone on here will have tried this technique icon_smile.gif

 

What look exactly? More opaque in color or thicker? The gelatin sequin tutorial I saw had really rich colors that she achieved using airbrush coloring in her gelatin. 

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 11:45pm

AI should add my wedding is still a year away and all but one if the cake tiers will be dummies so I have plenty of time up my sleeve to get this done

AZCouture Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 12:47am

AActually, I'm pretty sure they're just little dics of gp or fondant, and that painstaking method has already been described above. You can see that the tiers aren't entirely coveredeither, there are areas that ddon't have them, so looks like they were loosely applied in a random fashion. I dunno....it's pretty, but one of those simple looks, with a not so simple method (time wise). Meaning...$$$, either in labor, or materials (pre made)

-K8memphis Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 12:59am

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Actually, I'm pretty sure they're just little dics of gp or fondant, and that painstaking method has already been described above. You can see that the tiers aren't entirely coveredeither, there are areas that ddon't have them, so looks like they were loosely applied in a random fashion. I dunno....it's pretty, but one of those simple looks, with a not so simple method (time wise). Meaning...$$$, either in labor, or materials (pre made)

 

phonetically speaking aren't they all???  :lol:

 

i am just being silly with an uproarious very clever typo--i mean nothing at all serious--just being silly

 

it makes me laugh every time i read it

AZCouture Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:15am

AAh ha ha! I am so not correcting that either.

IAmPamCakes Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:23am

AHaha! I didn't even catch it until K8 pointed it out. :-D

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:43am

AIt's literally just tiny circles of fondant/gumpaste painted gold and stuck on to the cake. I can't imagine anyone really needs a tutorial for that.

You could make it easier on yourself by making larger sequins, or just sticking the sequins on by the handful which is the look in the caketress photos.

One of the bakeries that is known for this (Sweet Element) charges $20 a portion for this look, that should tell you something about the amount of work involved.

AZCouture Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:51am

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It's literally just tiny circles of fondant/gumpaste painted gold and stuck on to the cake. I can't imagine anyone really needs a tutorial for that.

You could make it easier on yourself by making larger sequins, or just sticking the sequins on by the handful which is the look in the caketress photos.

One of the bakeries that is known for this (Sweet Element) charges $20 a portion for this look, that should tell you something about the amount of work involved.

I was under the impression they were gelatin sequins based on not looking at it myself, and going by what previous posters replied with as well. Tiny little bits of fondant or gp they are....couldn't be simpler.

AZCouture Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:52am

AShoot, you could buy the premade bottles of large colored sprinkles, they're usually rainbow colors or pastel, and airbrush those.

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:55am

AYeah, I'd just re-color pre-made candy confetti.

BeesKnees578 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:11am

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Yeah, I'd just re-color pre-made candy confetti.

That was my thought, too!  Maybe use the flat circles and include some different sized small round ones, too, to give it more dimension?

 

Get them on the cake then get the CK Gold Highlighter going through your airbrush.

 

PS I'm the one who posted the question about edible gold sequins (gelatin) awhile back.  I watched the tutorial and they came out AMAZING, but definitely not the look you're going for.

costumeczar Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:30am

I did a tutorial on my blog about how I do those, and they're a pain in the butt. Totally easy to do, but they take forever. I used a large round tip to cut out the big circles, then  used a smaller round tip to cut out the teeny hole in the middle. That looks better than poking a pinhole in them.  I used gumpaste, but you could  it with gelatin. Gumpaste won't dissolve or get all gummy and stick together as bad as gelatin will if you get it damp, though.

BeesKnees578 Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:50am

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I did a tutorial on my blog about how I do those, and they're a pain in the butt. Totally easy to do, but they take forever. I used a large round tip to cut out the big circles, then  used a smaller round tip to cut out the teeny hole in the middle. That looks better than poking a pinhole in them.  I used gumpaste, but you could  it with gelatin. Gumpaste won't dissolve or get all gummy and stick together as bad as gelatin will if you get it damp, though.

 

The tutorial I watched (can't recall off the top of my head) used hole punches.  I bought two different sized hold punches and a larger (1/2" or 3/4" - can't recall that, either) hole punch/die cutter in the scrapbooking section.  It was very quick work, but still time consuming since I needed so many.  They worked beautifully!

AZCouture Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 2:57am

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Yeah, I'd just re-color pre-made candy confetti.

Wouldn't be surprised if that's what she did actually.

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