Project Cupcake: How to Make Edible Sequins

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Cake Decorating | Comments

In this week’s episode of Project Cupcake, follow along as Marina Sousa, instructor of the brand new Craftsy 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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What occasion will you make these pretty cupcakes for?



  1. geeksdoitbetter says:


    that was delightful

    i had the sound turned off, so i’m very pleased with the great directions that popped up in the video

  2. m says:

    How much water?

    1. Karen Kelty says:

      Hi there!

      The Knox Gelatine instructions say 1/4 cup of liquid for one packet.

      Hope this helps!

  3. M. Young says:

    Great idea!! Where do you buy textured acetate?