How Do I? Make Fondant Pearls.

Decorating By sweetnflour Updated 15 Oct 2013 , 12:05am by BrandisBaked

sweetnflour Posted 3 Aug 2004 , 5:41pm
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I have some extra fondant and would like to use it soon or make some pearls or other decorations with it that I could keep. How would I make pearls, apply the luster dust and store away until I need it. How long would I be able to save the pearls?


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kika Posted 3 Aug 2004 , 6:01pm
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i went to she had good instructions. i hope this helps

Zabrip Posted 3 Aug 2004 , 6:16pm
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You can store those pearls for a very long time, once fondant dries and gets hard it will last for ever.

CakeGeekUk Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 1:38pm
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Hi SweetnFlour, if you are storing fondant decorations, make sure it's NOT in an airtight box.  You would usually think airtight is better, but the experts recommend something like a shoe box for storing fondant decorations. The decorations will then harden nicely (instead of getting brittle and crumbly if kept in an airtight container) and will keep for up to a year anyway, thanks to all that sugar!

aimeeleigh Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by kika 

i went to she had good instructions. i hope this helps


This is exactly how I make them - then shake them in a lidded container with a little lustre dust once they're dry to give them a pearlescent look.

smittyditty Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 10:33pm
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Originally Posted by kika 

i went to she had good instructions. i hope this helps

OMG this is why I LOVE CC so cool thank you so much for that link. I learn something new everyday.

howsweet Posted 5 Aug 2013 , 12:07am
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Or you can use a pearl molder that makes about 6 inches at a time

Nadiaa Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:48am
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Yay!! I knew CC would have the answer! I need these for a cake I'm making soon.

MBalaska Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 10:12pm
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Ok I want to learn to make these as I hate the hard teeth-breaking store bought ones.

But Seriously.......You have to roll these by hand, One Pearl at a time ?????


(I've looked at the 'Earlene' tutorial, and several others. I'm missing on the part of 'how to roll them'.)

BrandisBaked Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 10:19pm
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AI use clay bead rollers, which are just like mini cake ball rollers.

MBalaska Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 11:20pm
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BrandisBaked:  thanks for the info, I had to look them up on Amazon. The bead rollers are inexpensive, so I can give em a try.


ps: (You posted a lot of nice photos recently.....the brush embroidery really knocked my socks off !!!!)

BrandisBaked Posted 15 Oct 2013 , 12:05am
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AAw, thanks. Those are all old cakes though. Don't think there's anything there that's less that 4 or 5 years old. I really should post some updated stuff soon.

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