Kitagrl Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:38am
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Where can I find something like the "brooch" thing that's on this cake by Pink Cake Box:

http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake1263.jpg

I have a customer that wants a 3 tiered version of this cake so I need to find the sparkly thing to put on the bow. Thanks!

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Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:00am
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Michaels has started carrying some of the stuff like that now. I know there was a post a while back with several links to online sources too......

Kitagrl Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:05am
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Is there a way to make one myself or is it something I have to buy?

Also do you suppose the Pink Cake Box lady just has those on hand or does the customer request a specific one?

I've never used cake jewelry before....but they are ordering the exact cake (minus a tier) so I guess I better figure out what goes on that bow. haha.

JanH Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:23am
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Cake brooches (available online):

http://www.advantagebridal.com/crystal-cake-jewelry.html

http://www.broochesstore.com/modules/shop/products.asp?rangeid=381

HTH

Kitagrl Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:31am
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Whoa okay so I need to tell the client if they want a brooch they need to pay for it additionally? Or that maybe I can make something equivalent out of gumpaste...

Good to know.

eneq Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:38am
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i bet you could make one yourself if you want everything edible. You can use silver dragees and create one. they have many sizes of dragees. Look on 'the cakegirls' website. they have one wedding cake with the pink ribbon and bows that has edible brooches on them made from dragees.

Kitagrl Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:39am
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Originally Posted by eneq

i bet you could make one yourself if you want everything edible. You can use silver dragees and create one. they have many sizes of dragees. Look on 'the cakegirls' website. they have one wedding cake with the pink ribbon and bows that has edible brooches on them made from dragees.




I just might do that...I just now sent the customer the choice to either buy a real one or have me make something similar.

Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:49am
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I made the ones on this cake, but was not happy with the isomalt, I could not get it clear. Everyone still loved them - isomalt center, dragees all around the isomalt.
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Kitagrl Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:51am
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Very pretty!

Lorieann55 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:33pm

Does the customer want the brooch to be a keepsake for the recipient of the cake? She can purchase an actual brooch and you can hot glue it onto a skewer long enough to go through the bow and to stick into the cake.

PDXSweetTreats Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:53pm

Kitagrl, Jen Dontz sells some brooch molds on her website (Sugar Delites: www.jenniferdontz.com), if you want to make them. I think I've also seen molds at GSA. HTH

Loucinda, those are lovely!! icon_smile.gif

Loucinda Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 11:57pm

Thank you! - and I would have bought the ones Jennifer has on her site if she would have had them when I made that cake! (those molds are really pretty) Check them out - they are on www.sugardelites.com

Kitagrl Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:49am

I'm not finding these brooch cutter sets or molds that you guys are referring to on these sites... icon_sad.gif

Loucinda Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:12am

They are actually molds, I want them!!

Here is the link:
http://www.jenniferdontz.com/viewproduct.php?itemid=mol022

Kitagrl Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:16am

Ohhhh thank you. thumbs_up.gif

Loucinda you are like my hero this week. haha. Now, you wanna come and help me fix my purse cake I'm having issues with? LOL j/k (have a thread in "how do I" regarding this dumb cake I'm working on....)

Loucinda Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:21am

You're welcome! If I was closer, I would come over, not sure how much help I would be though! icon_wink.gif

(I LOVE those molds....I will get them one of these days!)

MissRobin Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:53pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

Is there a way to make one myself or is it something I have to buy?

Also do you suppose the Pink Cake Box lady just has those on hand or does the customer request a specific one?

I've never used cake jewelry before....but they are ordering the exact cake (minus a tier) so I guess I better figure out what goes on that bow. haha.




Try www.elegantlacemolds.com, or Jennifer Dontz has a couple on her site, www.sugardelites.com.

MissRobin Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:53pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitagrl

Is there a way to make one myself or is it something I have to buy?

Also do you suppose the Pink Cake Box lady just has those on hand or does the customer request a specific one?

I've never used cake jewelry before....but they are ordering the exact cake (minus a tier) so I guess I better figure out what goes on that bow. haha.




Try www.elegantlacemolds.com, or Jennifer Dontz has a couple on her site, www.sugardelites.com.

PDXSweetTreats Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 4:54pm

Kitagrl, I just saw your cake -- it's darling! You can't tell that you had any problems at all. icon_smile.gif Isn't it funny all the stuff that goes on "behind the scenes," and you're thinking, "Geez, why did I ever say I'd do this?" The first cake I did last year was a nightmare -- big time. The cake boards collapsed as I was trying to dowel them, and NOTHING was going right. I'm crying and my husband is just looking on. But I kept going and covered the darn thing in BC, and it looked okay in the end. But, you guys are WAY ahead of me. Haven't done a cake in over 4 months, but I'm doing one for a friend in a couple of weeks. (Keepin' my fingers crossed.)

Loucinda, are there any tricks to working with Isomalt? I saw Buddy use it on his show and purchased a bag a while back. Can you pour it directly into the molds? Thanks for any advice you have!

Kitagrl Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 5:50pm

PDX oh I know.....good thing the customers can't see my late night rants and raves as I struggle over a cake. haha.

There are ALOT of imperfections especially in person... There are a couple glass-smooth perfect ones here on CC and I know I can do it...I just can't do it. Yet. haha.

This one I was stressed because the guy paid a good amount of money on it (see pricing poll thread!) and also drove 1 1/2 hours each way to pick it up. He had gotten a LV purse from me several years ago and wanted this one. So I wanted it perfect.... he picked it up but it was raining and I explained to him about the toothpicks I had to cut off the straps (so making sure nobody ate the straps) and warning him not to touch the straps as they were fragile, and explaining how the cake is two layers with a board between and how to cut it...so he never really complimented or said anything nice about it because I was trying to hurry in the rain. icon_smile.gif

Well as long as I don't get hate mail about the straps falling off the cake in transit I guess its okay!

PDXSweetTreats Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 6:49pm

icon_smile.gif I'm sure she'll LOVE it! (I think the ranting and ravin' go with cake decorating -- my DH can't believe some of the words I've made up. LOL).

Have a GREAT weekend! icon_smile.gif

PDXSweetTreats Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 7:14pm

Hi, again -- I just found another site: Decorate the Cake in Overland Park, KS. They also offer molds for brooches, cameos, bracelets, buttons, etc.

Here's the link: http://www.decoratethecake.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Molds&Sub=35&isThumbs=Yes&Thumbs=100

HTH.

Kitagrl Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 7:58pm
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Originally Posted by PDXSweetTreats

Hi, again -- I just found another site: Decorate the Cake in Overland Park, KS. They also offer molds for brooches, cameos, bracelets, buttons, etc.

Here's the link: http://www.decoratethecake.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Molds&Sub=35&isThumbs=Yes&Thumbs=100

HTH.




Ooooh love the buttons! Saving this link...thanks!

atemanli Posted 3 May 2013 , 8:12am

Beautiful cake jewelry.

Pearl123 Posted 3 May 2013 , 11:36am

Atemanli - you don't need to go into every single thread that you like and comment "I like...". That is then for Facebook.

Of course everyone has the right to comment on a thread and express their opinions, but by doing what you've done now you have filled up the first pages with a ton of old threads as when you do comment it brings it to the front pages and we have to browse through all that before we can see what is happening.

 

This is quite annoying.

manddi Posted 3 May 2013 , 12:05pm

AI think atemanli is trying to get his/her post count up so he/she won't be a "newbie" anymore...

AmandaZ2013 Posted 3 May 2013 , 12:45pm

AI think they're trying to get us to go to their website by spamming heaps of threads

cakeyouverymuch Posted 3 May 2013 , 3:05pm
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I think they're trying to get us to go to their website by spamming heaps of threads

 

 

This. 

manddi Posted 3 May 2013 , 3:42pm

AOh! Yeah, you're right. I'm on the mobile site so I can't see the signatures

cakegrandma Posted 3 May 2013 , 7:15pm

kitagirl, I knew when I was reading this earlier I knew of a place to buy brooches much cheaper than shown.  I have a link here for you to look at and see if any meet your needs.  www.diamondpartyconfetti.com  Good luck!

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