Sparkly, bouncy stars are an easy go-to decoration that turns any simple cake into an instant celebration. Because they are made with gum paste, they are the perfect accent to make ahead by the dozen and sparkle up as needed!
Just store them in an airtight container, pull and add disco dust, and insert them in the cake…it’s just that simple.
What You Need to Make a Bouncy Star Wire Cake Topper
- Gum Paste;
- Star Cutter Set with various size cutters;
- 20 gauge white wire;
- One egg white in a bowl at room temperature;
- Disco Dust;
- Rolling pin and rolling board;
- Sheet tray covered with parchment.
Step-by-Step Tutorial for a Bouncy Star Cake Topper
Step 1: Roll And Cut Out Stars And Insert Wire
Coat a rolling board very lightly with shortening and roll out a small portion of gum paste to 1/8″ thickness. (Be sure not to make the gum paste too thick or the stars will be too heavy for the wire to support their weight.) Use the star cutter set to cut out various size stars.
Note: If you normally roll out your gum paste on corn starch then go ahead and use corn starch. Later, you will just need to thoroughly dust off any powder before applying the egg white or the glitter won’t stick.
Next, take a 20-guage wire and dip the end in egg white. Hold a star firmly, but gently between your fingers and insert the dipped end 3/4 of the way through the star. You should see the faint line of the wire inside the star but it should not be poking out from either side.
Place the star on the sheet tray to dry and continue with the remaining gum paste stars. After a few hours flip the stars over on the tray so that they do not stick. Leave them to dry overnight or longer. Cover your egg white in plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
Step 2: Decorate Your Bouncy Stars for the Cake Topper
Once dry, remove a star from the pan and brush with a light coating of egg white. Sprinkle with disco dust and shake off the excess onto a piece of parchment paper.
Lift and fold the parchment paper in order to funnel any glitter back into the container to reuse later. Clip the wire using scissors to create different length stars and insert them into the cake.
All in all, I hope you found this step-by-step tutorial for the bouncy stars cake topper as helpful as I thought. Also, I welcome you to add your own wire cake toppers tips in the comments section below! However, before I go, I want to say that my way is not the only way. I can understand why many of my readers will prefer easier and maybe faster methods to decorate their cakes, and that’s totally fine! Everybody has his own rhythm and time and I won’t judge.
So, just share your own experience with the bouncy stars wire cake topper here, so everybody can find their own method. We are all here to inspire and be inspired! Last but not least, please visit my tutorial section if you want to learn more decoration techniques for your cakes.