Pearl Cake …from Measuring Spoons!

Decorating with found objects is always a pleasant surprise.  I made this cake with a set of measuring spoons!  I had to make a [last minute] cake (sense a pattern?) and I needed a cake decorating idea for an 80th birthday cake.  I looked around… and voila!

EdiblePearls e1324323208178 Pearl Cake ...from Measuring Spoons!

Measuring spoons to the rescue!

Pretty neat, huh? I added some golden fondant swirls, which mimic piped swirls, painted in gold. This is a great option, especially if you don’t have a steady piping hand, or the time to wait for icing to dry.

Here’s a video on how I made the decorations for this cake!:

Well, I finally decided to put myself in the video! Yes, I’m a real person! What do you think? More of me in the vids? ~_^


  • Gumpaste, or Fondant mixed with Tylose Powder
  • Measuring spoons
  • Luster dust, pearl dust
  • Lemon extract
  • Paint brushes
  • Royal icing
  • Fondant-covered cake to decorate!


18 responses to “Pearl Cake …from Measuring Spoons!”

  1. Just found your blog from Tastespotting! Great video. I have a YouTube channel as well, and I’m off to subscribe to your videos…and to check out the rest of your blog :)

  2. Absolutely! Please continue making more videos! This one was excellent and put well together. Very pretty cake. Looking forward to seeing more. :-)

  3. Love, love, love this babbles & swirls!! I’m gonna try it out this week. Thank you!!

  4. I LLLLLLOVED your idea.
    keep uo the creative work!

  5. Hi Binky,

    I love this tutorial and all your others, this is my second time watching it. Awesome job!

  6. did you paint the cake after putting all the pearls and tails?

  7. Just found your blog, and i fell in love instantly, thank you so much for the great tutorials

  8. That was a great tutorial. I have learnt something new and can’t wait to try it.

  9. I love this idea. You are so talented and creative. How did you paint the cake? with just a brush? did you use food coloring or color dust?

  10. please tell me what color of paint I have to use to paint so beautiful cake. thank you. Very very good job!!!!!!

  11. […] This tutorial shows you how to make edible pearls… made from measuring spoons! Decorate your cake with these pearls and get a cake with some wow, from these simple steps. […]

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