DIY Gelatin Bubble Cake Toppers!

Cake Top Gelatin Bubbles

DIY Gelatin Bubble Cake Toppers!

Bethany Burrows

My kids LOVE cupcakes. There is just something about having a little cake all to themselves that they can’t get enough of!

Although I’ve tried my hand at decorating them, they never quite look like they would if I had bought them. But these gelatin bubble decorations are something I’ve NEVER seen in a bakery and look easy enough for anyone to try!

Your kids won’t believe their eyes when they see the magical gelatin bubbles resting atop their cupcake! A big shout out to Sprinkle Bakes for this AMAZING recipe!

Gelatin Bubbles

To get started you’ll need:

Small balloons (six inch works best)

2 packages of powdered gelatin

4 tablespoons of cold water

1/8 teaspoon of pearl luster dust

Clear vegetable shortening

Food coloring of your choice

Blow up your balloons until they are about 2-4 inches in diameter and coat them in clear vegetable shortening. Wipe off the residual shortening with a paper towel until you’re left with a thin coat. Make sure you don’t use too much or your gelatin mixture won’t be able to stick to the balloon.

Gelatin Bubbles

Mix together your gelatin, cold water, luster dust and food coloring until it’s well combined with no clumps. Let your mixture sit for five minutes before microwaving for 10 seconds or until your gelatin has melted.

Gelatin Bubbles

Once your mixture has cooled, begin coating your balloons. Hold them by the knot and simply dip them into the mixture. Place your balloons on a cooling rack to dry for 5-10 minutes before adding a second coat of gelatin. Your balloons will need to dry for about 24 hours but once they’ve set you can pop the balloons, pull them out of your bubble and show off the AWESOME thing you’ve just created!

Gelatin Bubbles

These decorations are perfect for birthday parties, baby shower or just because! Your friends are going to want to know how you made these so don’t forget to SHARE the love and pass it on!


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