DIY : Gold Sequin Cake

You might want to sit down for today’s post.  That way you can literally jump for joy when you see what we have in store for you.  We’ve been looking forward to today’s tutorial for months now.  Ever since the talented Jenna Rae Illchuk of Jenna Rae Cakes wowed us with her Silver Sequin Cake as part of our 12 Cakes of Christmas series.  We loved her sequin cake to pieces — and you did too!  Sequin cakes are everywhere and definitely one of the hottest new techniques going, thanks to originator of this fabulous trend, Lori Hutchison of The Caketress.  After we featured Jenna Rae’s cake last December, the emails and comments started rolling in with requests for a tutorial.  Well, we heard your cry and asked the lovely Jenna Rae if she would be so kind as to teach us.  And needless to say, we were beyond thrilled when she agreed to show us her techniques.  Yes, you read that right!  We’re learning how to make a fabulous sequin cake today, in gold!!How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

For months, I’ve been dying to tell you this was coming!   The anticipation built as Jenna Rae had some other little things on her plate — you know, like opening her very first storefront in Winnipeg, Canada!  So today we’re celebrating a glorious new tutorial AND the launch of Jenna Rae’s new bakery.  And I have no doubt you’ll want to join in the celebration because this may just be the most beautiful tutorial we’ve ever posted.  The stunning sequin cake, gleaming in gold luster, is breathtaking.  The technique is so incredibly genius you’ll never believe it’s that simple.  Add in the impeccable styling of Ashley Nicole (who just happens to be Jenna Rae’s twin sister and business partner) and dreamy images by Brittany Mahood Photography — and you have one spectacular cake tutorial!How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

I know you’re about to burst right now… so let’s do this!  Just click on the link below to open the full step-by-step tutorial.  Enjoy!

How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

View the Step-by-Step Tutorial

 

GOLD SEQUIN CAKE
a tutorial by Jenna Rae Cakes

Supplies:

Fondant Covered Cake
Piping Gel
Edible Sequin Sprinkles
Gold Dust*
Vodka
Wide Paintbrush

*PLEASE NOTE : Not all metallic dusts are meant for consumption.  If you’re creating a fake tier for display purposes only, you can use any metallic dust (edible or non edible).  If you are making an edible tier to be sliced and served, be sure to use the appropriate products.  You can find a wide selection of both edible and non edible metallic dusts HERE.

How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

View the Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for TheCakeBlog.com

VENDORS & CREDITS
Cake & Tutorial Creation : Jenna Rae Cakes
Photo Styling : Ashley Nicole
Photography : Brittany Mahood Photography

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Anam says

    Hi!

    Great tutorial. I have a question. What can be used instead of vodka to mix with the metallic dust? I have “Edible Gold Glaze” (fondant gum paste cake decorating). Will it work with this?

    • 2

      says

      Thank you! I haven’t seen that so i’m not sure what would work with it! I know instead of using vodka, some people use lemon extract or a clear vanilla extract. Maybe just experiment a little bit and see what works!

  2. 5

    janice says

    what is the brand and colour code or number of the gold dust that you use ? Its hard to find a nice true gold colour :) Thx !

  3. 6

    says

    I was so surprised how simple this tutorial was considering the look screams extravagance, thanks for sharing it with us and good lunch with your new bakery launch!

  4. 9

    Gayle says

    Amazing- I want to try this!

    What colour dust did you use? Also, as someone said above, can this be done on a buttercream cake?

    Many thanks

  5. 10

    says

    Thanks for the excellent tutorial! I can’t wait to try this out, it looks great complicated, but is actually really easy!
    Do you think that this might work on modeling chocolate? I’m just wondering how you would adhere the sequins, maybe piping gel? Any insight would be appreciated!

  6. 11

    Julia says

    This looks amazing!!! I love this style. What make of gold dust did you use to achieve such a shiny metallic?

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