I did a wedding cake similar (see my photos) - square tiers with silver ribbon and rectangular diamantes on a black thinner ribbon which was provided by the bride.
She actually wanted the beading sitting UNDER the ribbon, so it was a bit harder to apply it all nice and straight.
You can buy the diamante stuff by the meter/yard. Use it like a ribbon.
Evoir, where so you buy the diamantes? I can't find an Australian supplier...
The bride or that particular cake I mentioned got the rectangular/round diamante thread at Spotlight, which I think are everywhere (?? not sure now!). I know also that Cupids (Cake Dec Supplies) in Newcastle sell stuff by the meter but it is heinously expensive...like $35 a metre! But it looks more like the OP's pictured cake's diamantes...very sparkly.
Thanks, I'll check those out. I have found somewhere in the US that sells them but the prices are insane!
You might try a website called rhinestonesunlimited.com
They have rhinestone banding in several sizes and widths, and they are all gorgeous. I use the three row bands all the time. But they are also pretty pricey. Although, not as high as retail.
Thanks for the help everyone, I have been looking online for places to buy them.. They are a little tricky to find because they are called several things.. Ill post up as soon as i get some at a good price
Buy the best.... charge the bride
tried rheinstonesunlimited.com but no site pops up....any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
i just bought mine from ebay for $12.50 Australian a meter. Ill let you know when they arrive what the quality is like.
I don't really know... but can't you buy these from fabric stores; by the yard???
No fabric store carries rhinestone banding in my area. I have to have it shipped in. I'm getting beautiful 3 row banding for $18/yard.
Hmmmm I've never used it, but it seems like I've seen it in stores. Well, it's really pretty. Happy caking
For those of you in the US and |Canada, if your Walmart has a fabirc department, check there. They sell it by the package and by the yard/metre. Fabricland in Canada sells it also.
I thought I saw it somewhere! ^^^
In Oz, Spotlight is a fabric/haberdashery type of place. The have all sorts of stuff there!
Evoir how did you get the diamantes to stay on the cake? Did you use royal icing or a bit of confectioners glue to hold them in place?
The ones I used were little alternating rectangular and round diamantes that were one a thread essentially - each joined to the next with a small black thread link. I pressed the line of diamantes slightly into the fondant, and then used RI to secure the ends to the back of the cakes.
Thanks so much Evoir.. that is a big help!
If you are looking for quality banding that your customers (brides) will be happy with then I highly recommend Diamond Party Confetti.
They carry the crystal cake banding in several sizes and sell it wholesale or by the yard.
Here is a link:
They also have the edible cake diamonds.
What about buying the edible diamonds? they are not too expensive if you buy them in bulk
I love the edible diamonds too. I am having a hard time deciding whether use the banding: http://shop.diamondpartyconfetti.com/category.sc?categoryId=18 or the edibles: http://shop.diamondpartyconfetti.com/category.sc?categoryId=12
Has anyone ever used both?
Here in L.A you can go downtown and purchase it as where (wholesale prices) I will go see how much is a yard. and keep you ladies posted
We have diamante trim for sale at our site www.juliefleming.com.au at this link http://www.juliefleming.com.au/shop/86-diamante-trim.html - we have been inundated and are currently out of stock if you are looking for this trim let us know and we will reorder, diamante trim is sold by the mtr. We also have flower making vintage looking stamens here on our site at this link http://www.juliefleming.com.au/shop/31-silk-flower-making-supplies.