Black Edible Pearls On White Buttercream In Outside Wedding?

Decorating By VS8894 Updated 22 Mar 2009 , 11:55am by leah_s

VS8894 Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 2:27am
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Has anyone used these on white buttercream? I was wondering if they got hot, would they run on the buttercream?

The wedding wll be in May and outside. Weather could be hot and/or humid.

I thought of using the black buttercream, then thought maybe black fondant dots, and then I got the edible pearl idea.

Any input,

Thanks for any info.


6 replies
marisanovy Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 2:56am
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I never used, sorry...

But I'm thinking, wouldn't the black pearls bleed into the white BC?

Maybe black gumpaste pearls?

LadyBugMom Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 3:04am
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I've done black border on White Butter cream. It will bleed onto the white. However If it is done in Gumpaste and fully dried. It will take longer to bleed. It will eventually, however I think you'll have a better chance with gumpaste then butter cream. You can see on my cake it's the one with the fountain under it. Just my input.

sugarshack Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 3:44am
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i have piped black BC with no bleedig, but u can use black fondnat or gp for sure

VS8894 Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 4:26am
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Thank you for your suggestions. I haven't used gumpaste, but it sounds like it has a better chance than fondant.

Thanks again,


sugarshack Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 4:32am
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thinking about it more ,as a matter of fact, i don't think either will bleed but GP does absorb grease from the BC and might get blotchy whereas fondant will not do so.

leah_s Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 11:55am
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I made over 800 black pearls for a white wedding cake in January. The cake was inside. I'd suggest that you do a dry run to make sure you like the look. The happy couple liked it so much they teared up, but I didn't care for the look at all.

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