A friend of the family would like a cake for an informal, small wedding (25 people). The one she picked out online is just three tiers iced in buttercream with silver dragees on the sides (they're more dense toward the bottom of the tier and 'thinner' toward the top). I'm new to dragees though and from what I've read, you're not even supposed to eat them. I'd be interested to hear from those who've used them. Are they actually edible, or do you scrape them off or something before serving?
Thanks so much,
See this thread:
It seems those of us who have pretty much ingested our own body weight in dragees over the years are still alive and kicking ! The worst thing they might do to you is chip a tooth if you have weak teeth IMHO!
If you mean the small round bead-like dragées, they aren't very nice to eat. The oblong ones are much better and in France, dragées are usually offered on weddings or christenings and silver or gold dragées ( much more expensive than the others) are quite good.You needn't worry !
if the dagrees are sitting on butter cream, they will go softer anyway. i love them, even when rock hard!