Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

From baby showers to wedding cakes, you can indeed apply this edible candy bubbles recipe to add a pop of color wherever you desire it. In this regard, before serving, make sure to take the bubbles off the cake. 

Also, it would be best if you lathered up the balloon with a thin coat of shortening. Because of this, it enables you to obtain the balloon out from under the firmed gelatin. Although you may be tempted to slather the balloon with shortening entirely, you need to ensure that you only add a thin layer. As a consequence of not wiping any excess shortening, the gelatin will not stick to the balloon. In addition to that, it will not take shape.

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Use Small Balloons

First of all, you should know that balloons are oblong. That is why do not get stressed if you failed to shape them as best as you could into circles. With that, it would help you greatly to tie the knot high up on the neck of the balloon. In addition to that, when blowing them up, be sure to leave a bit of room to work with.

Use Small Balloons for Edible Candy Bubbles

What You Will Need For Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp of unflavored gelatin
  • 12 tbsp of cold water
  • Gel food coloring
  • 3 tbsp shortening
  •  Edible glitter 

Equipment

  • Small balloons 
  • Lollipop sticks 
  • Powdered gelatin
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Spoons
  • Paper towels
  • A flat piece of styrofoam
  • Scissors

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Step By Step Instructions On How To Make Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

Step 1 

In a bowl, add twelve tablespoons of cold water, then pour in six tablespoons of unflavored gelatin powder. Afterward, gently tilt the bowl to incorporate the contents in the bowl. After that, allow it to bloom for approximately three minutes. 

Step 2

When the mixture firms up, place the bowl into the microwave for twenty seconds. After that, ensure the gelatin is warm and very fluid. Then, stir in the edible glitter until it completely dissolves.

Step 3

Then, inflate your balloon to the desired size. Afterward, knot a tie high up at the balloon’s neck to make a spherical shape. Keep in mind that this method helps push the air forward once the balloon is in the desired shape; slip a lollipop stick.

Gelatine spherical shape - Candy Bubbles

Step 4

Afterward, use a paper towel to coat each balloon with an ample amount of shortening; this way, it is easier for you to remove it.

Step 5

Next, dip the balloon into the melted gelatin. Roll until the balloon is thoroughly coated. Make sure not to coat the knotted part if you want to add more glimmer. For that reason, you should dust off a few more glitter.

Step 6 

After that, pierce the lollipop sticks upright in flat styrofoam to dry. Apply the same steps to the rest of the balloon. A coating would take at least twelve hours to set. I would not recommend making more than two layers because it will cause it to become chunky.

Step 7 

Afterward, let it dry overnight; before popping the balloon, make sure it is dry. Use a pair of scissors to deflate the balloons. Because of this, it will indeed begin to shrink away from the sides.

Step 8

These candy bubbles are best prepared at least a day before using them. Also, store the bubbles in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Servings and Preparation Time for Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

Servings And Preparation Time For Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

Tips And Tricks For Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

The gelatin and water ratio should always be two parts water and one part gelatin. Do not worry about the gelatin shrinking because that is normal as it hardens. While trying to remove the balloon, it will make sounds as if it’s breaking. 

Always maintain the gelatin warm because it is difficult to dip the balloons if it cools off too much. Besides, it reaches a kind of goopy texture if excessively cooled. In addition to that, pay attention to the gelatin since no one likes an uneven and lumpy gelatin bubble. For that reason, make sure to heat it if it gets extremely thick.

Also, it would be best if you made edible candy bubbles in advance because it is time-consuming. Besides, you can store the bubbles in an airtight container for several days. Furthermore, it would be best to make a big batch. Then, put the bowl above some warm water. Additionally, you can even utilize a fan to help the edible candy bubbles dry faster.

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Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe

From baby showers to wedding cakes, you can indeed apply this edible candy bubbles recipe to add a pop of color wherever you desire it. In this regard, before serving, make sure to take the bubbles off the cake.
Prep Time40 mins
3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Edible Candy Bubbles Recipe
Servings: 15 bubbles
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Small balloons
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Powdered gelatin
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Spoons
  • Paper towels
  • A flat piece of styrofoam
  • Scissors

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tbsp of unflavored gelatin
  • 12 tbsp of cold water
  • Gel food coloring
  • 3 tbsp shortening
  • Edible glitter

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add twelve tablespoons of cold water, then pour in six tablespoons of unflavored gelatin powder. Afterward, gently tilt the bowl to incorporate the contents in the bowl. After that, allow it to bloom for approximately three minutes.
  • When the mixture firms up, place the bowl into the microwave for twenty seconds. After that, ensure the gelatin is warm and very fluid. Then, stir in the edible glitter until it completely dissolves.
  • Then, inflate your balloon to the desired size. Afterward, knot a tie high up at the balloon’s neck to make a spherical shape. Keep in mind that this method helps push the air forward once the balloon is in the desired shape; slip a lollipop stick.
  • Afterward, use a paper towel to coat each balloon with an ample amount of shortening; this way, it is easier for you to remove it.
  • Next, dip the balloon into the melted gelatin. Roll until the balloon is thoroughly coated. Make sure not to coat the knotted part if you want to add more glimmer. For that reason, you should dust off a few more glitter.
  • After that, pierce the lollipop sticks upright in flat styrofoam to dry. Apply the same steps to the rest of the balloon. A coating would take at least twelve hours to set. I would not recommend making more than two layers because it will cause it to become chunky.
  • Afterward, let it dry overnight; before popping the balloon, make sure it is dry. Use a pair of scissors to deflate the balloons. Because of this, it will indeed begin to shrink away from the sides.
  • These candy bubbles are best prepared at least a day before using them. Also, store the bubbles in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Notes

The gelatin and water ratio should always be two parts water and one part gelatin. Do not worry about the gelatin shrinking because that is normal as it hardens. While trying to remove the balloon, it will make sounds as if it’s breaking.
Always maintain the gelatin warm because it is difficult to dip the balloons if it cools off too much. Besides, it reaches a kind of goopy texture if excessively cooled. In addition to that, pay attention to the gelatin since no one likes an uneven and lumpy gelatin bubble. For that reason, make sure to heat it if it gets extremely thick.
Also, it would be best if you made edible candy bubbles in advance because it is time-consuming. Besides, you can store the bubbles in an airtight container for several days. Furthermore, it would be best to make a big batch. Then, put the bowl above some warm water. Additionally, you can even utilize a fan to help the edible candy bubbles dry faster.
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