I've given you the amounts to make 4 gelatine bubbles that are the same colour but if you would like to make more or different coloured ones take my measurements as a guide and multiply the ingredients to get your desired quantities
Course Dessert
Keyword cake decorating,, gelatine bubbles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Drying Time 12 hours
Servings 4 gelatine bubbles
Author Dimitra


  • 4 balloons try and get water balloons because they can be blown up smaller and rounder
  • Drop of olive oil
  • 4 wooden skewers
  • 7 g powdered gelatine
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Pea size amount of food gel paste


  • Blow up your balloons to the size you want your bubbles to be and tie to secure
  • Push a skewer into the tail of each balloon
  • Put a drop of olive oil on some kitchen paper then rub each balloon so they are thoroughly coated
  • In a heat proof bowl add 7g of gelatine and 4 tablespoons of water and give it a brief stir
  • Add in your chosen food gel colour and mix until all the colour is evenly distributed
  • Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds (your mixture should now be a liquid)
  • Dip your balloon into your gelatine mixture moving it around making sure each part of the balloon is covered
  • Let any excess gelatine drip off and re-dip to ensure your bubble is as smooth as possible
  • Stand in a tall glass with some kitchen paper underneath to catch any drips and leave to dry for at least 12 hours but it'll be better if you can leave it overnight, this is if you want transparent bubbles but if you want your bubbles to be opaque leave them to dry for 2-3 hours until tacky then re-dip and leave to dry for the time stated above
  • When the gelatine is rock hard cut the tail off of the balloon, then insert your scissors or tweezers inside the hole and pull the balloon away from the gelatine
  • Then you should be left with a beautiful hard coloured bubble to decorate any tasty delight



If you find your gelatine has hardened place it back in the microwave for 10-20 seconds and it'll be nice and runny and perfect for dipping again.