DIY Pearl Cake Toppers!

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Pearl Cake Toppers

Hey Craftaholics Anonymous Friends!  It’s Natalie from Doodlecraft! Today I’m sharing an easy tutorial for Pearl and Bubble Cake Toppers! These are safe for food and fun to make! It’s like fancy jewelry for your cake or cupcakes!!

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Perfect accent for a pearly wedding cake, birthday cake or party cupcakes! If you leave off the luster dust, they’ll be nearly clear!

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Here’s how to make them.

You will need:

  • Water Balloons
  • Knox Original Unflavored Gelatine
  • Duck Tape
  • Silver Luster Dust (you can use any color–find at craft stores)
  • Drying rack

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Blow a little air into a water balloon.

Tie it off.

Twist and wrap up the nipple of the balloon with the knot and secure with duct tape.

This will also aid in the drying process.

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Now, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1/4 cup of gelatine.

Stir gently.  Add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of luster dust and stir in.

Heat up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir again.

Let the mixture sit for a few minutes so most of the bubbles pop.

Then dip your balloons in the liquid gel and let them dry.

Give them a second coat and then let them dry overnight or with a fan.

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Next day, just pop and pull out the balloon!

If there are drips or sharp edges, use some scissors and clip them off.

The gel has hardened and is really hard!  I was surprised!

They are ready to top off a cake and look shiny like pearls!

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This would be so fun for a Rubber Ducky, Mermaid, Under the Sea, Spa party, or Pearls and Lace wedding!

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They are technically edible…but not good.

So they are pretty much a non-toxic decoration.

They are all about the look!

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An elegant look on an oversized cupcake!

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Love it!

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