Make Snowflakes?

Decorating By koumi Updated 13 Jul 2008 , 4:25am by SpringFlour

koumi Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:06pm
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How do I make gorgeous shiny, crystal-like, glittery, hard snowflakes to pop out of a wedding cake? I was considering just buying some plastic ones, but if I wanted to make them, how do I do it?

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jess85 Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:14pm
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i would make them out of gumpaste or pastillage and wire them. when dry, steam them a little, or brush with sugar glue and apply glitter, sanding sugar or whatever takes your fancy. i'm sure there are cutters out there. alternatively you could fine a simple design online and cut it out. HTH

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 2:26pm
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The hard part here is the crystal part--glittery yes--crystal not so much. I mean you could get a mold and pour cooked sugar in there or drop in crushed hard candy and melt it.

You could pipe royal icing and glitter-fy it all up with edible glitter. I thinkI would wire royal icing ones. Two to a wire.

I piped a bunch of chocolate ones--whenever the choco was wet you could see how edible glitter would do. I did drop some blue sugar on there for a little icey sparkle.

Chocolate snowflakes have the added benefit of melting similar to the real thing. icon_lol.gif
also no two are exactly alike icon_biggrin.gif

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koumi Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 5:59pm
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What if I wanted to pipe white royal icing on a 3 tiered cake? How do I get perfect stenciled snowflakes?

I'm thinking I copy an image on paper, and then.....? icon_redface.gif

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 8:23pm
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Y'know there's a million ways to to this.

Are you talking about like lace point type royal icing dealies?

I haven't seen them so much nowdays but there used to be a fancy way of decorating by piping oodles of lace points onto waxed paper over a pattern and they were real thin and fragile and totally got on my last nerve quick. Royal icing like 00 point --anything that was too small to see was basically what you'd use to pipe it. I'm exagerating...a bit.

Like the second cake on Earlene's website is one with lace points hanging off around the bottom of the tip tiers http://www.earlenescakes.com/Lace2.htm. Notice this is not my cake. But the lovely, beautiful and so talented Earlene Moore's

You can make those. Get a pattern run off for a bunch on a page and pipe them all on with egg white royal icing for strength. And make a ton extra because they break easy.

I bet that lady in Canada has a stencil you could use too I'm sure she does agh her name is Geraldine at Creative Cutters. She has killer stencils.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 8:30pm
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https://creativecutters.sslpowered.com/index.php?option=com_simpleshop&task=browse&Itemid=42&catid=35

If that link doesn't work just google creative cutters geraldine randlesome--she's in canada but she ships from somewhere in NY too. But umm then go to lace mats the one with the heart on it and scroll to the bottom of the first page large & small snowflakes--you can just spread RI and scrape off the excess. I haven't used this. I do remember that the comments were that the pieces were flatter than when piped by hand of course.

-K8memphis Posted 11 Jul 2008 , 8:40pm
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https://creativecutters.sslpowered.com/index.php?option=com_simpleshop&Itemid=42&task=viewprod&id=359

This is another snowflake tool of hers. You put this on your rolled out fondant and dust it with whatever color. Like if your fondant was pale blue you could dust it white. Apply it to your cake carefully. And viola.


She's pretty cool.

gscout73 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 3:56am
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I made royal icing snowflakes for a winter wedding cake (sorry, no pic) and i go the patterns/stencils from the galleries here on this site. There are some great stencils. Print them out, lay wax paper over, and pipe. Immediately after each one, while the icing is moist, sprinkle the edible glitter. It works better than granulated sugar for sparkle effect. They come out GREAT!! thumbs_up.gif

SpringFlour Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 4:08am
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Originally Posted by gscout73

I made royal icing snowflakes for a winter wedding cake (sorry, no pic) and i go the patterns/stencils from the galleries here on this site. There are some great stencils. Print them out, lay wax paper over, and pipe. Immediately after each one, while the icing is moist, sprinkle the edible glitter. It works better than granulated sugar for sparkle effect. They come out GREAT!! thumbs_up.gif




I've done the same thing with candy melts/white chocolate. Pattern under wax paper. They turn out glossy, which is nice, but not sparkly. You can sprinkle sparkle on top after you pipe! I used mine on cupcakes:
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1168882

yellowducky1 Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 10:41am
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you can buy these pastillage snowflakes. they're cute and they come in 2 sizes, they're glittery and there are different patterns.

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/holiday/xmas/xmas.htm

they're under the gum paste flowers towards the bottom of the page

koumi Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 3:08pm
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Thanks for all the advice everyone!

I like the idea of doing a royal icing/white chocolate transfer with a template under the waxed paper. But since I can't draw a straight line, the "Creative Cutters" lace mats just may have to do.

Thanks everyone!

fiddlesticks Posted 12 Jul 2008 , 4:09pm
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SpringFlour.. those were beautiful !

SpringFlour Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 4:25am
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Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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