Diamonds On Top Part Of Purse Cake???

Decorating By maudabom Updated 10 Jul 2009 , 7:12am by all4cake

maudabom Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:39am
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Ok, I have my first order for a purse/handbag cake. The picture the customer sent me has a cute design on the top, encrusted with crystals/diamonds. What can I use to make these?, rock candy?

I really want to knock their socks off with this cake!

I will try to post the picture she sent me, if I can figure out how.
LL

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miny Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:57am
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I'll crush some hard candy (the clear one) and glue it to fondant, it may work. HTH

JaimeAnn Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:07am
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They sell Cake jewels here..

http://www.fancyflours.com/diamond-cake-jewels.html

They seem kinda pricey.. I will keep looking and see what else I can cone up with..

varika Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:08am
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Originally Posted by maudabom

Ok, I have my first order for a purse/handbag cake. The picture the customer sent me has a cute design on the top, encrusted with crystals/diamonds. What can I use to make these?, rock candy?

I really want to knock their socks off with this cake!

I will try to post the picture she sent me, if I can figure out how.




Rock candy would probably work; depending on how fine the crystals are--can't tell from the pic--silver decorative sugar might work, too.

LillyLou Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:09am
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On one episode of Sugar Rush, Warren Brown interviewed a woman in South Florida who used rock candy as her diamonds on a bracelet she created out of gum paste. It would look better if some company actually made gem-shaped jewels from Isomalt or some other substance.

If the purse had pearls instead, you could use dragees but it had to be diamonds, didn't it. Good luck on your cake!

JaimeAnn Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:46am
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I found some candy making molds that are gem shaped for use with Isomalt or you could make a sugar hard candy mixture to pour into the mold.. I am not sure how much time you have before the order needs to be done ..

Here are the molds..

http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=22180&category_id=266&pabPageID=2

and here.. only $1.99 for the mold
https://www.candymoldcentral.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=8034


I have also seen some powder mix for making hard candy..

HTH

patrice2007 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:07am
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That is going to be beautiful.....I would think you could use silver dragees. In my photos you can see on a ring cake I used a sugar and it didn't have the brightness . Good luck

patrice2007 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:10am
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That is going to be beautiful.....I would think you could use silver dragees. In my photos you can see on a ring cake I used a sugar and it didn't have the brightness . Good luck

patrice2007 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:11am
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That is going to be beautiful.....I would think you could use silver dragees. In my photos you can see on a ring cake I used a sugar and it didn't have the brightness . Good luck

patrice2007 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:11am
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That is going to be beautiful.....I would think you could use silver dragees. In my photos you can see on a ring cake I used a sugar and it didn't have the brightness . Good luck

all4cake Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 7:12am
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If you used a few of these http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-82488594324310_2062_9456456 randomly placed then filled in with white and silver pearlized sugar crystals
http://www.pastrychef.com/GOLD-amp-SILVER-CRYSTAL-SUGAR_p_1479.html# that would give you enough bling. even if you just used a combination of sanding sugar and crystal sugar in white and silver it should give a punch to the design.

Mix the sugars in a dish, cut your pieces from fondant then dampen them or brush with piping gel, dip them in the sugar mixture then apply to cake.

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