Help With Diamante Trim On Wedding Cake

Decorating By wildwolves Updated 20 Feb 2010 , 2:37am by juliefleming

wildwolves Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 2:24am
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Hey everyone,
i have a client that would like diamante trim around the bottom of her tiers. She wants ribbon on first and then the diamantes ontop of the ribbon.. Any ideas.. I have attached the picture that she gave me..
Thanks Rach

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Evoir Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 2:37am
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Hi Rach

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.

Bunsen Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 2:40am
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Evoir, where so you buy the diamantes? I can't find an Australian supplier...

Evoir Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 2:48am
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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 $35 a metre! But it looks more like the OP's pictured cake's diamantes...very sparkly.

Bunsen Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:03am
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Thanks, I'll check those out. I have found somewhere in the US that sells them but the prices are insane!

ramacake Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:18am
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You might try a website called

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.

Good luck!!!

wildwolves Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:20am
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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 icon_smile.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 3:58am
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Buy the best.... charge the bride icon_biggrin.gif

nesweetcake Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 6:24pm
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tried but no site pops up....any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

wildwolves Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 8:03pm
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i just bought mine from ebay for $12.50 Australian a meter. Ill let you know when they arrive what the quality is like. icon_smile.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 8:21pm
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I don't really know... but can't you buy these from fabric stores; by the yard???

leah_s Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 10:26pm
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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.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 4:31pm
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Hmmmm icon_confused.gif I've never used it, but it seems like I've seen it in stores. Well, it's really pretty. Happy caking icon_biggrin.gif

dsilvest Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 4:53pm
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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.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 5:04pm
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I thought I saw it somewhere! ^^^

Evoir Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:36am
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In Oz, Spotlight is a fabric/haberdashery type of place. The have all sorts of stuff there!

wildwolves Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:52am
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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?

Evoir Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:55am
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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.

HTH icon_smile.gif

wildwolves Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:06am
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Thanks so much Evoir.. that is a big help! icon_smile.gif

Bride2Be2010 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 9:35am
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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.

dalis4joe Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:59pm
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What about buying the edible diamonds? they are not too expensive if you buy them in bulk

Bride2Be2010 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:13pm
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I love the edible diamonds too. I am having a hard time deciding whether use the banding: or the edibles:

Has anyone ever used both?

ayerim979 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:38pm
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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

juliefleming Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 2:37am
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We have diamante trim for sale at our site at this link - 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

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