Tonight I'm going to start decorating a whimsy-style cake. I want to do those whimsy roses around the border with pearl necklaces. the ones you see on Colette-esque cakes. Do you all have any tips? I've searched a bit around on the forums and I see some have strung them with a wire, and others with a needle and thread. Does anyone have a preference or think one way works better than the other? Also, if it's on a string, how am I connecting it to the cake? Gluing the top pearls to the ridge of the tier?
One more thing, does anyone know how to get a great dark mauve/purple color with wilton colors?
Thank you so much for the help!
Hi, Alexandra, I usually do this with very thin wire and finish off with a thicker wire to insert into the cake for more stability, I also glue the top beads to the border of the of the cake with some water. It works fine.
Let me know how it turns out !!!
Thank you for the tips. I might be biting off a bigger task than I can pull off, but it will be quite the learning experience! I will let you know how it turns out tomorrow
I don't have any tips, because I've never done this before, but PLEASE post a picture of the cake when you get it done!!
It sounds gorgeous!!!!!
I did a Tiffany style cake (you can see it under my photos) and it included a pearl necklace. It was made out of gumpaste, but I'm sure you can use fondant the same way. I formed the pearls and let them dry out for a day, then I strung them on clear sewing thread (you can find at most sewing stores). I anchored it in place with royal icing. Hope this helps.
Your Tiffany cake is beautiful. I will finish the cake tonight so hopefully it will be a success. Regardless, I will post pictures tomorrow
I humbly accept your compliment! Thank you!
I know your cake will turn out beautifully, my trick, I always pray for sanity, patience and a steady hand when decorating! LOL!
BTW, where is Hollywood? I graduated from Crossland High in Prince George's County (Temple Hills) before moving up to Baltimore for Culinary School, then I moved to Aberdeen when I married my hubby.
Hollywood is in Bum F. Egypt It's in Southern Maryland in St. Mary's County. We're in peninsula of Maryland on the Potomac river. I went to Leonardtown High.
I have been trying to post my picture but it's not letting me. All turned out well..I strung the pearls out but I decided they would be over kill so they are going on my next cake!
Oh I love your creation The colors are so perfect together. Your work is very neat.