If you follow us on social media you will notice that we recently made edible sequins. They had a great response so here is how to make them.
You will need...
6 sheets of leaf gelatin
Gold or silver lustre dust
Accetate (or plastic wallets work just fine too)
Measure 3tbsp of cold water in a heatproof bowl (small but make sure it's big enough to be balanced on top of a small saucepan). Stir in 2tsp of the lustre dust. Next cut the gelatine into strips, add to the bowl and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
Balance the bowl on top of a saucepan (which needs to have some water in it!), turn the heat on and gently melt the mixture. You'll know when it's ready because it will be smooth.
Now you need to work quickly! Put the Accetate on a flat baking tray and pour some of the mixture onto it. Spread it around with a palate knife until it creates a nice smooth layer. I reccomend using 2 or 3 sheets of Accetate rather than having a very thick layer on one.
Leave overnight to dry. This is important - I tried removing it too soon and it was just a layer of jelly. It needs to be really dry, crisp and already peeling off the paper.
Now the fun part! Remove the sheet of Accetate away from your sheet of gold and with your hole punch, just start to punch out holes. It's that simple! To apply onto cakes, use a small bit of edible glue and a lot of patience. We'd love to see your photos if you try this.