This stunning Gold Sequin Watercolor Cake is decorated with completely edible gold sequins, and a gorgeous watercolor fondant effect! It's perfect for birthday parties, showers, and as a nontraditional wedding cake.
A few notes: as with many layer cakes, this recipe requires several chilling times and a lengthy setting time for the sequin decorations, so I recommend you read all of the instructions before beginning, to make sure you have enough time set aside to complete it.
This recipe is written to make one tall 6" cake and one tall 4" cake. I estimate this can feed 20-24 people depending on the size of your slices.
This recipe calls for pasteurized egg whites. It is safe to consume egg whites without cooking them, as long as you make sure that the whites you buy are pasteurized. To save time, I buy them in a carton--look for 100% egg whites, not liquid egg substitute. If you cannot find them in a carton, you can buy pasteurized eggs and separate them yourself. You’ll need about 5-6 large eggs to get the ¾ cup called for in the recipe.