HI, I remember seeing tons of posts of people trying to buy edible jewels that looked real and nobody was ever satisfied and the molds are expensive and they're a pain to make!! I just stumbled on this site and thought their jewels were gorgeous and thought I'd share the link in case anyone else needed them for a cake!!
wow those are gorgeous! thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much that is a great site !
I ordered those jewels and was very disappointed. First of all, I got the clear diamonds, which should be renamed "invisible" diamonds.
They definitely are faceted like real gems, which means that the back of the gem comes to a point as if it were going to be placed in a setting. Not very practical for sticking onto a cake.
Having to push the jewel into the cake coupled with the lack of a solid backing made the jewels look like blobs of piping gel against a colored cake.
The jewels are on the vest on the top tier, at the tips of the scrolls on the middle tier and between the diamonds on the bottom tier.
Those Jewels are beutiful! I have never seen them before. Thanks for sharing.
That reminds me of ring pops, I am sure you an get the GEM mold and use the recipe for hard candy and make it no problem! But then again, i have never made hard candy...but you know for 20 bucks for those things that look like hard candy i guess its worth a try?
DianeLM, I'm glad you posted about your problematic experience with those jewels. I was looking at them and wondering how well they would show up on a cake without much sparkle and/or backing.
I also wondered if maybe the backs could be painted with silver luster dust mixed with vodka (or Everclear). Have you tried that or could you try that?
call me crazy but I think they look AWESOME on your cake!!! I can see what you mean about the clear ones maybe being invisible on the cake......but I would image they'd still pick up the light right???
Your cake looks fabulous Diane. Thanks for sharing. I had an order in for these but has not finalized it but was a little hesitant as how the would look. Standing alone , they are beautiful but I was wonder would that really "pop" on a colorful cake.
Thanks for the find. I think they look very cool and agree that maybe silver luster dust on the back of the clear ones would help them look more like stones. Heck, red or blue painted on the back of clear ones might look awesome, too.
they might be easy to make....i'm gonna go look for some gem molds.
that is a stunning denim and diamonds cake!
DianeLM, I'm sorry, got a little tunnel vision there. Your cake is absolutely gorgeous, even without 'extra' sparkle I can still appreciate the jewels in the cake. Such a great design! You should be very proud of that one!
I just googled jewel molds and found these......they look nice enough!!
I just bought some gem molds from Sweet Celebrations. They look easy enough, but I haven't tried them yet since I've actually had work to do
Man...Work sure does cut into my sugar playing time.
i guess all you'd need is a candy thermometer i'm gonna give it a try...these people around here can't get enough bling on their cakes.
i looked for lollipop making on you tube...didn't find much.
i just wanted to add...i been doing mosiac tile and glass gem backsplashes in my kitchen and when i painted metallic paint on the back of he glass it really made them shiny and changed the look completely...i bet it would be the same with this...prolly would be faster to airbrush it huh?
I've tried painting the back of candy jewels is luster dust and extract. Didn't work for me. Neither did dusting on the powder dust. Trying to dust the mold before making them didn't work either!! If anyone can figure out a way to adhere silver or gold luster dust the back, I'd love to hear about it.
The next time I try, I'm going to make them again (my mold is for flat back jewels) or order them from jeff-the-chef (also flat bach) and paint the cake surface with the silver or gold before placing them there. ::sigh::
The only other thing I can think of is using silver leaf on the back.