Edible gold sequins

Decorating By Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Updated 6 Jan 2016 , 1:25pm by costumeczar

howsweet Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by BeesKnees578 
 

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.

And be sure and tell your customer that part of the cake is not edible and not even non toxic.

costumeczar Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 1:00pm
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Original message sent by BeesKnees578

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!

Hole punches work if the gumpaste doesn't stick to them. I have the punches to make them in case I ever needed to do them again, I was going to give that a try.

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 9:54pm
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Original message sent by howsweet

And be sure and tell your customer that part of the cake is not edible and not even non toxic.

This is actually for my own wedding cake not a customer :) and this technique will only e done on dummy tiers so I won't have to worry about anyone trying to eat it unless someone gets super drunk at the reception lol lol lol

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 9:57pm
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AThankyou to each and everyone of you who took the time to reply! I'm glad it is as simple (although time consuming) as I'd thought but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything! Thankyou for the tops of using the highlighter and the holes punch too! I certainly will !! Thank you all again!

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:37pm
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AIf it's just for dummy tiers, you should go cheap and use gold paint. I never waste my gold dusts on dummies.

kikiandkyle Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:50pm
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100%, I'd even get a can of gold spray paint and go town on those puppies. 

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:50pm
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Original message sent by BrandisBaked

If it's just for dummy tiers, you should go cheap and use gold paint. I never waste my gold dusts on dummies.

Great idea! Regular paint won't affect the fondant in any way?

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 10:52pm
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AI actually have a can of metallic gold spray paint left from a craft project I did recently :)

Petals_and_Pearls_cakes Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 11:13pm
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AI just found an Australian cake supplier that sells the pre made edible confetti for $60 for a 5 pound box, totally just going to do that lol

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 11:43pm
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AI always use the small bottles of gold paint from the craft stores because they are cheap and I have only needed them for accents - not whole tiers. I don't know that spray paint would work because the propellants in them may actually melt the sugar - but I couldn't say since I've never tried. I do know that I probably wouldn't want to risk it.

costumeczar Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 4:13am
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If it's for a dummy for your own cake I'd just use real sequins!

FromScratchSF Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 5:30am
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It's these in different sizes:

 

http://www.ckproducts.com/products/4858/5-PASTEL-SEQUINS-78-15606-/575

 

Stuck on with with corn syrup or piping gel, then airbrushed with this:

 

http://www.lucks.com/ENG/PRODUCT/45137

 

Really easy, super fast, and totally edible.

FromScratchSF Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 5:31am
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And her technique.

FromScratchSF Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 5:31am
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I'm fairly sure.

liz at sugar Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 1:13pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 
 

If it's for a dummy for your own cake I'd just use real sequins!

 

Yes, I wondered why we were searching "edible gold sequins" for a dummy cake.  This would be fine for a dummy.

 

Liz

howsweet Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 3:10pm
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I'm sure the OP would want those tiers to have the appearance of being edible

liz at sugar Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 4:32pm
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I guess, but the gelatin sequins don't look edible - they look like the real deal.

 

Liz

Claracluckcakes Posted 25 Nov 2013 , 10:31pm
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AI know I'm coming in late here, but here is a cake I made with a similar look. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3146243/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I used a PME circle plunger cutter (smallest one) and the tier that's sequinned is a 6inch oval. It took 2000 sequins (yes, sadly I counted!) which took 3 hrs to cut out, 6 hrs to apply and 2hrs to paint with gold edible lustre dust mixed with alcohol. This was for a competition and I had to be extra careful and painted the tier whilst attached to the lower and upper tier, but I'm sure you could do it much quicker if you worked on this tier separately. I used sugar paste treated with tylo powder. And I won a gold! :0) X

AZCouture Posted 25 Nov 2013 , 10:57pm
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AClara that cake is just too adorable!

810whitechoc Posted 26 Nov 2013 , 10:58am
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Originally Posted by Claracluckcakes 

I know I'm coming in late here, but here is a cake I made with a similar look.


I used a PME circle plunger cutter (smallest one) and the tier that's sequinned is a 6inch oval. It took 2000 sequins (yes, sadly I counted!) which took 3 hrs to cut out, 6 hrs to apply and 2hrs to paint with gold edible lustre dust mixed with alcohol. This was for a competition and I had to be extra careful and painted the tier whilst attached to the lower and upper tier, but I'm sure you could do it much quicker if you worked on this tier separately. I used sugar paste treated with tylo powder. And I won a gold! :0)
X

Wow, very impressive, congratulations on your Gold :smile:

Claracluckcakes Posted 26 Nov 2013 , 1:01pm
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AThanks! It was quite a surprise, I really wasn't expecting it at all. X

sarahfortunato Posted 5 May 2014 , 9:57pm
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Hi!

Is it possible this is the technique used?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfrOlKpYJd0

costumeczar Posted 6 May 2014 , 1:45am
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Originally Posted by sarahfortunato 
 

Hi!

Is it possible this is the technique used?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfrOlKpYJd0

I don't think so, those don't have the same look. It's probably done like Claracluckcakes said, individually cut out discs. Doing individual ones with thin gumpaste look the most realistic.

crumbcake Posted 31 May 2014 , 3:01pm
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scarlet2150 Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 4:01pm
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I agree. There was no need to be so rude. Some people are just naturally grumpy!

scarlet2150 Posted 18 Jun 2014 , 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by Petals_and_Pearls_cakes 
  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 agree. There was no need to be so rude. Some people are just naturally grumpy!

pursuing_perfection Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 5:45pm
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How did the wedding cake turn out?  I was hoping to see a picture at the end of this post.  Which technique did you use and how did it work?

 

I have a friend who wants the "edible gold sequin" look on a cake.  I have googled, and watched several different tutorials.  I tried using "paint" made with gold luster dust and clear vanilla (as I don't have vodka in the house, and several people said that you could substitute vanilla).  The paint did not cover the pastel color...and it seems like re-applying multiple coats will just fill in the spaces around the candies so that you can't see the shapes anymore...

CatherineGeorge Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 6:29pm
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AHere's the tutorial: http://thecakeblog.com/2014/06/diy-gold-sequin-cake.html

pursuing_perfection Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by pursuing_perfection 
 

How did the wedding cake turn out?  I was hoping to see a picture at the end of this post.  Which technique did you use and how did it work?

 

I have a friend who wants the "edible gold sequin" look on a cake.  I have googled, and watched several different tutorials.  I tried using "paint" made with gold luster dust and clear vanilla (as I don't have vodka in the house, and several people said that you could substitute vanilla).  The paint did not cover the pastel color...and it seems like re-applying multiple coats will just fill in the spaces around the candies so that you can't see the shapes anymore...

I am hoping for an answer from Petals_and_Pearls_Cakes.  

pursuing_perfection Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by CatherineGeorge 

Here's the tutorial: http://thecakeblog.com/2014/06/diy-gold-sequin-cake.html

The above tutorial DID NOT work for me.  (I think my candy shapes have too much color in them.)

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