Ive seen several devices for making pearls, which is best? I use a silicone mold for making pearl borders (flat on one side) and love it. Now im looking to make round pearls that i can string or use individually. THANKS[/list]
Roll out your paste to an even thickness (thru a pasta machine is best). Take a round tip and punch out a bunch of circles. Roll them into pearls. Let them air dry so they'll hold their shape and then store in a container.
I found another quick way, I roll fondant into a long rope, then cut little nubs and they're already almost in a round shape, just roll in your hand to get them all the way round
I saw one on ebay for $17. Looks like you can make a set of pearls.
mbark...that is the way I do it too. I have a little tupperware bowl I use to keep them in. I just add a bit of pearl dust and shake them up. Just made some this past weekend for a wedding cake I did.
Thanks for suggetions! I will try all of them. If I want to string the pearl should i let them set over night and what is best was to string them?
Yes, let them dry to the touch before stringing. I use unflavored dental floss (if the pearls are somewhat large) or cotton thread if they're smaller.