Tyloce and water makes a great glue. Or dissolve a bit of gumpaste powder in water.
They look like they are "glued" onto a ribbon of fondant. Just my opinion.
I really can't see the border, but if it is dragees, try using melted white chocolate. Hold the dragees with tweezers, use a paint brush and apply a little bit of melted chocolate, and it holds.
I think you could used stiff royal icing colored gray (so that it won't show).
The picture isn't too clear, but it looks to me like it is silver beading that you buy by the strand. I have used those before and attach with a thin strip of buttercream icing. I know Wilton carries the white and ivory. I think they probably carry the silver too. Kattyann
To me it looks like they use this studded like mold. Here is a sample from my imaginary boyfriend's website:
cal javaonline.com/lacemold900s-1-901.htm (attach the spaces)
Well, my opinion is that it's either from the fabric department or the 900 series mold that rylan suggested. To make it edible and color to match the cake, I would suggest using one of the molds. They are fab! Good luck.
this cake is by Mignon Daymond from Melbourne Australia
Think you will find they are silver cachous
If you want to check for sure - send her a PM on Flickr
The mold produces a perfect line or rows of pearls. The cake looks more like individually placed dragees or cachous(same thing different name LOL) that are not perfectly in line but more staggered. You need to use a glue that will disappear and not show(which is why I suggested the tylose glue because you can use such a tiny amount of it) and place them with tweezers right on the tiny spots of glue needed so you don't rub off the sliver finish with your fingers.
I've used RI to stick mine to a cake. Have done several cakes with dragees and not a single one came off.
Yes RI would work but you would see a tiny ring around each dragee were as if, you dotted a tiny bit of tylose glue on the spot and then placed the dragee... the gluing method would be invisible. And border on that cake looks like the dragees are just placed there nice and clean with no visible RI.
I've used the silver cachous/dragees before and I just use the end of a tiny paintbrush to make a small indent - pop in some piping gel (thick) or some tylose glue (which ever you prefer) and then use tweezers to place the cachous.
This is painstakingly long and tedious! and you will drop probably one in four
I've found it really helps to have a tilted turntable when doing these side borders.
That's a gorgeous cake! And I love the technique she used.
Thick tylose will do just fine and then you can spray the border the same colour as the cake when you are done if that's the effect you want.