OK, so I have been dying to make this cake! A cake covered in gold "sequins"?! Where do I sign up?
Fernanda, a friend of mine reached out to me to make a cake for her co-workers 30th birthday. Fun facts included: Name is Colleen, its her 30th birthday, she loves dance (especially Ballet) and the Royal family (Harry, especially) LOL! I thought about what to make and was feeling a little indecisive - a feeling in which I am not familiar BUT the question was, should I go literal or just make something really pretty. Then I had an "aha" moment - I am making that gorgeous gold sequin cake! Its pretty, its GOLD (Royal family reference) and can also tie into the Ballet. I didn't and couldn't stop there so I added some petite little cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese icing to really pay a little homage to the Ballet.
THEN, Fernanda came up with her own ideas for this gorgeous little cake and decided to go with an Old Hollywood theme. I was not upset, one bit! I love old Hollywood BUT now I really needed to take this pretty little cake and amp up the glam! I took these wooden numbers that I purchased for my cake topper and decided to give them a makeover. SO... basically, this is going to be a tutorial within a tutorial. Aren't you guys lucky?
DIY: Marque Cake Topper
1. Take your numbers and measure out how many lights will be placed in each. Then mark them using a pencil.
2. First, don't ask your dad if you can borrow his drill because chances are he won't let you do this part. My dad still thinks girls don't know how to use tools! Anyway... drill your holes - using your drill marks. Also, make sure you are using the correct size drill bit. Please measure against the lights you are using so that they will successfully fit through the holes.
3. Spray paint (outside) - then let dry for at least 2 hours.
4. Add mini LED lights - and turn on! Wah-la!!
And now... what you all have been waiting for. The gold "sequin" cake! Follow these steps below!
DIY: Gold "sequin" cake
1. Start with covering your cake of choice with a layer of white fondant. You don't even have to make this part perfect. Just evenly cover.
2. Get your proper tools in order. You will be using edible fondant glue, a cake brush and confetti sprinkles for this part.
3. This part takes patience - so be ready! You are going to apply your edible glue (section by section) because it dries rather quickly. Then using your hand you are going to gently cup the sprinkles onto the glue. Don't be afraid to press on the cake a little bit. Sprinkles are going to fall off in the process so make sure you are doing this over a cookie tray. Just try your best to cover every section good.
4. Do the top last. Now you're almost done!
5. You're going to get your second round of materials together for painting. You will need alcohol, haha, you really might need some alcohol for this part! No really though, you need alcohol (vodka) and gold luster dust. You pour a little luster dust into a cup or shot glass ;) and add a small amount of the vodka - swirl around to get a medium consistency. Not too thick and not too thin.
6. Now, this is the most tedious part. It's not that bad but you definitely need to be patient and precise. You're not going to want to rush this part. Simply dab your paintbrush over the sprinkles trying your best to get every little crevice without knocking off the sprinkles. Just be gentle and patient. I promise, it pays off! SEE?!
7. Then you want take the cake and move it onto a clean cake base and adorn it however you like! Fresh flowers would also make a beautiful statement.
Thanks Fernanda for capturing this photo! This cake is definitely in a New York state of mind!
Thanks for dropping in guys! xoxo
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