Project Cupcake: How to Make Edible Sequins

In this week's episode of Project Cupcake, follow along as Marina Sousa , instructor of the brand new Bluprint class Designer Fondant Textures , shows you how to make edible sequins while creating a deliciously girly "Sequin Soiree" cupcake.

See how this beautiful cupcake comes together. Then, make one yourself!


  • Packet of powdered gelatin
  • Water
  • Buttercream
  • Food coloring
  • Textured acetate
  • Paper punch
  • Sanding sugar
  • Sugar pearls
  • Luster dust


Step 1:

Combine packet of powdered gelatin and water. Mix.

Step 2:

Microwave at 1 minute intervals until liquid.

Step 3:

Skim bubbles off top.

Step 4:

Add food coloring and stir.

Step 5:

Pour mixture onto textured acetate. Spread thin and even. Let set overnight.

Step 6:

Remove from acetate and cut into strips.

Step 7:

Use paper punch to cut sequins in any shape or size you like.

Step 8:

Ice cupcakes with buttercream.

Step 9:

Dip into sanding sugar.

Step 10:

Place sequins at random into the icing. Then, sprinkle in sugar pearls and luster dust.

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August 19, 2013
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