With only 3 more weeks until Christmas I couldn’t resist another festive themed tutorial this week. So if you’re looking for something to add onto your Christmas cakes what about some edible baubles. In this weeks video tutorial I’m showing you how to create 4 different kinds of baubles. So maybe you want to add some shimmer and shine or what about an origami bauble using wafer paper.
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You can watch the full step by step video tutorial here ⇩
Edible Christmas Baubles
In the tutorial I’m creating 4 different kinds of baubles, 3 from candy melts, but you could also use chocolate too and one from wafer paper. In the tutorial I’ve kept the baubles hollow as I was using them as cake toppers but you could also fill them with cake to add into your treat boxes or what about hot chocolate for some hot chocolate bombs.
Edible Geometric Christmas Bauble
In the tutorial the first bauble I make is this fun geometric bauble. As soon as I saw this mould from Fest Cake London I new it would make the perfect Christmas decoration. For the bauble I used candy melts, but you can also use chocolate too. Just make sure you temper the chocolate before adding it into the mould. The mould that I’m using is one of Fest Cake London’s 3 part moulds which make it so easy to make spheres and balls. Just fill the candy melts to the line, and pop in the back pieces.
I then dusted these decorations with some edible hot pink lustre dust to make them shine and created the top of my bauble from modelling paste.
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The great thing is they have so many different moulds including geometric heart moulds, 3D diamonds, sphere moulds, teddy bear moulds and so many more.
Edible Glitter Moulds
If the geometric bauble didn’t add enough shimmer then what about an edible glitter bauble to add onto your cakes. This I think is my favourite as it looks just like a decoration you could add onto a tree.
I first coloured my candy melts in a pink colour using the raspberry Colour Mill to give a pretty colour behind my glitter. Once out of the mould you then want to slightly melt the outside of your sphere using a kitchen blowtorch. Just keep the heat moving as you don’t want to melt the sphere entirely.
I then sprinkled on these pretty edible glitter squares by The Cake Decorating Company before adding the 2 halves of the ball together. As soon as the little hook was added to the top, this looked exactly like a Christmas bauble. Let me know if this is your favourite too?
Painted Edible Bauble
These slightly smaller baubles were created by painting white melted candy melts into the mould before adding a final pink coating. You can paint any design onto your baubles, I chose pretty white stars, but also check out how to paint small roses here.
By painting the candy melts inside the mould when you turn the spheres out you have a nice smooth finish on the outside. Candy melts also work a lot better than edible paint as paint tends not to soak into the chocolate and always stays wet, whereas you can pop the candy melts into the fridge to harden.
Just make sure that before you add the final coating of candy melts or chocolate over your design you have let the melted mixture cool for a few minutes so it doesn’t melt your stars.
These baubles were so sweet and I love than by making them smaller they look so nice with the larger balls.
Edible Origami Christmas Bauble
Recently I created a tutorial showing how to make edible balls to add onto your cakes from wafer paper. I knew when making these baubles I had to make one from wafer paper, but really wanted to make it look like a vintage Christmas decoration. This was one of my favourite baubles to make. It does take a little bit of time, but the end result made it worth it.
Created using 24 – 6cm discs of wafer paper I first coloured these with some hot pink edible lustre dust to really make it stand out and to add a little shimmer. To colour wafer paper you just want to use some kind of edible coloured dust, making sure to brush over both sides.
You then want to fold the discs and using water you can glue different areas together, so when you open the ball up, you get this pretty origami effect. When adding your water you only need the tiniest amount. When water is added to wafer paper the paper starts to become sticky, which is perfect for sticking the sides together, but too much can make the wafer paper dissolve.
I absolutely love how this bauble looks and you could even make these as decorations any time of the year and they will look pretty on top of your cakes.
I really hope you will find this tutorial useful and enjoy making your own completely edible Christmas baubles.
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Tools that I used
I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz
Geometric Sphere Mould – https://festcakelondon.com/collections/chocolate-sphere-molds/products/geometric-60mm-sphere-chocolate-mould-in-3-parts-bwb-10265/?sol=CAKESBYLYNZ10
3 part 7cm Sphere Mould – https://festcakelondon.com/collections/chocolate-sphere-molds/products/3-part-chocolate-mould-sphere-70mm-bwb9812/?sol=CAKESBYLYNZ10
Silicone Semi Sphere Moulds (set of 3): https://amzn.to/2RUFBxT
Colour Mill Raspberry: https://tidd.ly/2V2T8sj
Modelling tools: https://amzn.to/2WWfnOR
Edible glue: http://amzn.to/2iYkZXm
Deco Melts White: https://amzn.to/3Ge1OOe
Deco Melts Pink: https://amzn.to/3DmKHIp
Sweet Sticks Lustre Dust – Hot Pink: https://tidd.ly/3zQaqHQ
Sweet Sticks Lustre Dust – Light Silver: https://tidd.ly/3zQaqHQ
Dipping Solution: https://amzn.to/3hEMyRH
Edible Glitter Squares- Rose Gold: https://tidd.ly/3yi38fu
Saracino modelling paste: https://amzn.to/3cSQbjc
Water Brush: https://amzn.to/3HVmYTb
Kitchen Blow Torch: https://amzn.to/3dhGJGk
Circle Cutter: https://amzn.to/3pr41PE
5 Petal flower cutter (similar): https://amzn.to/3GbSVoI
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