Edible Sequins for a Touch of Sparkle

edible sequins wedding cake in gold and pale pink by The Caketress

We’ve had jewelled cakes, we’ve had beaded cakes – now it’s the turn of sequinned cakes. A cake design trend trail-blazed by Lori Hutchinson of The Caketress, edible sequins on cakes is the hottest trend in wedding cake design at the moment.

(Update: Check out our latest features on Gold Sequins Wedding Cakes and Silver Sequins Wedding Cakes here.)

We have two of Lori’s stunning sequinned wedding cakes featured above and below, with her signature gilded gold finish paired with a blush pink and peach palette in the example above, and contrasting black and white creating drama in her equally stunning design below.

edible sequins wedding cake in gold and pale pink by The Caketress

DeVoli Cakes of Wales have designed the exquisite vintage sequins wedding cake below, beautifully accessorised with lace and sugar flowers for a truly elegant design.

silver sequins vintage wedding cake with lace by DeVoli Cakes

Edible sequins (the silver sequins used in the beautiful DeVoli Cakes design above) are available to buy online  here: edible sequins.

You can also try your hand at making your own edible sequins. We’ve tracked down four great tutorials for you below from some of the best sugar teachers online, each with a different method and tips for creating edible sequins:

Aside from gelatin sequins, there’s also the super simple option of using edible confetti sprinkles, adhering them to your cake with piping gel and painting over them with metallic food paint. You’ll find a tutorial here from Minette Rushing Custom Cakes demonstrating this method: edible sequins tutorial (painted sprinkles method).

Metallic silver and gold sequins are a trademark also of the wedding cake designs in the beautiful Jenna Rae Cakes wedding cake collection, including the sparkling winter wedding cake design below (previously featured in our Pleated Cake Designs showcase).

sequins wedding cake by Jenna Rae Cakes

Ultra-glamorous silver sequins are paired with blush pink sugar flowers in the wedding cake below left by Anna Elizabeth Cakes. On the right, is a close-up of one the silver sequinned cakes from the Jenna Rae Cakes collection.

silver sequins wedding cake by Anna Elizabeth Cakes left and edible sequins cake by Jenna Rae Cakes right

A selection of the most on-trend sugar flowers – dahlia, ranuncula and peonies – paired with soft pink icing and sparkly metallic sequins feature in the cake design below from the Ashlee Marie blog (you’ll find Ashlee’s edible sequins tutorial above) with image by Chelsea Peterson Photography.

edible sequins tutorial and wedding cake by I'm Topsy Turvy, Chelsea Peterson Photography

Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes have also been using gilded sequinned effects in their cake designs, with one of their pretty silver vintage designs below.

edible sequins wedding cake by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes

A close-up of one of The Caketress’s marvelous creations, below.

edible sequins wedding cake gilded gold cake by The Caketress

The Abigail Bloom Cake Company in London is using lots of pretty sequins in their cake designs also this year with a fabulous gold and peach design below left.

On the right is a luxurious gold sequinned design by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes.

gold sequins wedding cake by Abigail Bloom Cake Design left and by Sugar Couture Cupcakes and Cakes right

Some more examples of luxury gilded gold confections from The Caketress, below.

gilded cakes and edible sequins by The Caketress

A fabulous trio of wedding cakes in on-trend sage green paired with gold sequins for a touch of vintage glamour by Jenna Rae Cakes (with Brittany Mahood Photography and Ashley Illchuk).

gold sequins wedding cakes in sage green by Jenna Rae with Brittany Mahood and Ashley Illchuk

Cotton and Crumbs offer a sneak peak at one of their eagerly anticapated new designs (below left) and on the right, a towering wedding cake design by The Abigail Bloom Cake Company, featuring a top tier embellished with the palest of gold sequins for a delicate hint of sparkle.

silver sequins vintage wedding cake by Cotton and Crumbs left and sequins wedding cake by Abigail Bloom right

More subtle white sequins for a unique effect in a design created by The Abigail Bloom Cake Design, below.

white sequins wedding cakes by Abigail Bloom Cake Design

Pale gold sequins are again used for a hint of sparkle, this time in a contemporary wedding cake design below – another elegant cake from the Abigail Bloom Cake Design collection.

Australian cake design supremo, Faye Cahill has incorporated subtle sequinning in her striking and unique vintage art deco wedding cake below right. (Advert: You can learn how to make this entire design plus two other amazing Faye Cahill wedding cakes in her fabulous online here on Craftsy: Layered Embellishments -12 Stunning Techniques.)

sequins wedding cake in pale gold by Abigail Bloom Cake Design left and sequins wedding cake by Faye Cahill right

White sequins add texture to the fondant feather wedding cake design below by Rachel Teufel of Intricate Icings. (Ad: This design features as part of Rachel’s Craftsy class: Rachael Teufel- Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress )

white sequins edible from Rachel Teufel Craftsy class

Clear sequins add a beautiful hint of sparkle to the lace wedding cake design below by Short N’ Sweet Bakery & Cafe, Hawaii.

sequins cake by Short N Sweet Cakes

Charlotte Tyson of Sugar Ruffles incorporates edible gold sequins in her vintage wedding cake design below.

edible sequins cake class with Charlotte Tyson of Sugar Ruffles

 Amanda’s Cakes, UK created a beautiful vintage gold and peach sequinned design below – two colours that work fabulously together (image by Blue Lights Photography).

gold sequins wedding cake and peach by Amanda's Cakes, Blue Lights Photography UK

More silver sequins from Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes below teamed with bright summer florals (image via Check Events and Wedding Planning).

silver sequins wedding cake by Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes

A close-up of Sugar Couture’s silver sequins wedding cake below.

silver sequins wedding cake edbile sequins from Sugar Couture Cupcakes & Cakes

Eileen Fry Cakes, created the luxe sequinned cake design below in striking ruby red and black (based on the technique from Kara’s Couture Cakes sequins tutorial above).

edible sequins cake by Eileen Fry Cakes, Kara's Couture Cakes sequins tutorial

Sequins aren’t just for wedding cakes either, the UK’s brilliant Time for Tiffin added a touch of magic to this beautiful “Frozen” cake design below with a flurry of sparkly blue sequins.

And on the right, Sweet Element have created a striking design using a single colour purple sequin embellishment.

edible sequins Frozen cake by Time for Tiffin UK left and purple sequins wedding cake by Sweet Element right

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Learn from the first lady of sequins herself, Lori Hutchinson of The Caketress how to create a gold sequinned masterpiece in her new Craftsy class: Couture Cakes.

Caketress tutorial

Embellishing your cakes with edible sequins is also covered in Erin Gardner of The Wild Orchid Baking Company’s latest Craftsy class, Cakes in Full Bloom.  You’ll find more details here: Cakes in Full Bloom.

edible sequins tutorial included in Erin Gardner's Craftsy class, Cakes in Full Bloom

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