I am making a wedding cake that has beads on each layer. There are very small beads that cover the tops of each cake and then go down about 1/4 of the top sides. it is solid pearls on that part. Then there are 2 other sizes of larger pearls that are randomly placed among the small pearls. It looks like pearls are dripping down the sides. How do I get the very small pearls on the tops and sides? It is a beautiful cake but I can't figure out the method! Help!
To ensure that all your beads are about the same size, roll out your fondant and use a piping tip to cut circles. Roll them into a ball and you've got beads. Double up on the circles for larger beads and use a large round tip (like a #5 tip) for tiny beads. Adhere fondant beads to fondant cakes with a light smearing of water or use a small amount of buttercream icing to adhere them to a buttercream cake. Hope this helped.
Maybe you could buy pearl draggees in different sizes?