Princess Sequin Cake

Princess Sequin Cake | Lil Miss Cakes

This is what happens when you ask for a girly, princess, one year old birthday cake.  I go over the top!  I decided to try out two new techniques on one cake, the pleating and the gold sequins.

Pink Fondant Pleats | Lil Miss Cakes

These fondant pleats were not so hard to do, they just took a lot of time and a lot of fondant!  This cake was so heavy because all the fondant is doubled over.  With all that fondant, I’m glad the cake looks light and elegant.

Gold Fondant Sequins | Lil Miss Cakes

The gold sequins gave me a few mini heart attacks.  I had this idea and it needed to  happen!  Here is how I made the fondant sequins.

Cutting Fondant Sequins |  Lil Miss Cakes

I mixed white fondant with some tylose powder so it would dry quicker and harder.  Then I mixed in yellow gel color.  I used Americolor lemon yellow and egg yellow.  The fondant needs to be a yellow base because then you need less gold airbrush color.  If you start with white and then airbrush gold color it will take a lot of layers of airbrush color and you may never even achieve the color you are going for.  I rolled out the fondant really thinly (I used my pasta machine attachment, but you could do this without one).  Then I used a small straight round piping tip to cut out lots of tiny circles.  I used a tiny ball tool to pop the sequins out of the tip.

Lots Of Fondant Sequins | Lil Miss Cakes

I cut lots and lots and lots of sequins.  Then I spread them on a parchment lined baking sheet to dry and harden.  The last picture with all the sequins looks a bit lighter in color because it actually is a lighter shade of yellow!  I cut out two different colors of yellow fondant thinking it might give a little more dimension to the finished cake but in the end, it didn’t matter.  Once the sequins dried for a few days, I attached them to a fondant covered cake tier.  I used sugar glue (tylose powder dissolved in water).  I brushed the sugar glue all over the cake and then pressed the sequins on to the cake.  I did this process a few times to get the coverage I needed.  Here is where the heart attacks came in.  I was nervous that the sequins were not going to stay glue on to the cake especially when I tried to add a second layer of sequins.  Then I feared I would run out of sequins!  I ended up with enough, but not by much…always make more sequins then you think you need!  Once the sequins were all attached, I let it dry for a while before airbrushing it with gold airbrush color.  I allowed that to dry before assembling the cake.

Gold Fondant Tiara | Lil Miss Cakes

The tiara was the easiest part of the cake for me this time since I’ve made it before.  This time it gave me a little trouble; the weather was so incredibly humid that the tiara was not drying out!  I broke it a bit when I was attaching it to the cake, but I was able to repair it (phew).  This cake came out so so pretty and I can’t wait to use my new techniques again!

Pink and Gold Sequin Cake | Lil Miss Cakes

  • Missy

    I love the idea with all the dots! So cute! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

  • Rinky

    Wow !! Beautiful .. I was wondering how to do sequin cake because we don’t confetti Sprinkles where I live .. This is such a great idea .. Amazing