Astronaut Gelatin Flower Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

I got a chance to make a space-themed floral cake for one of my best friend’s for her daughter’s birthday. I love trying to mix together seemingly-unrelated themes and this was a real treat.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to pick, flatten and attach edible flowers to a cake, how to coat the flowers in a translucent gelatin that creates this beautiful effect similar to 3D jelly cakes and topped the cake with a hand-sculpted Astronaut.

56:34 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create an artistic space/floral themed cake
  • Learn how to treat, arrange and add edible flowers to a cake
  • How to create the translucent jelly cake for a double-barrel cake tier
  • Learn how to sculpt an astronaut cake topper

cake decorated with gelatin flowers and astronaut cake topper

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Stacking And Covering The Cake 0:45
  2. Pressing The Flowers 4:43
  3. Making The Chocolate Shells 12:53
  4. Adding The Flowers 14:27
  5. Adding The Acetate 21:44
  6. Making The Gelatin 28:25
  7. Adding The Gelatin 30:03
  8. Making The Head And Body 34:27
  9. Decorating The Astronaut 36:52
  10. Finalizing The Cake 52:44