Need Realistic Grapes On Cake. What To Use?

Decorating By Hollys_cakes Updated 15 Sep 2010 , 2:36am by cutthecake

Hollys_cakes Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 11:45pm
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My newest cake client wants an old grape tray cake with bunches of grapes in the "tray."

This wouldn't really be a problem, but she wants no gumpaste, no fondant, and no candy clay. She wants pure buttercream icing.

My question is this: How do I make cake balls stick to wires?
I was going to coat the cake balls in purple-colored white chocolate and put them on wires. I did the wire with a test batch of candy clay and they came out awesome, but she only wants buttercream or cake balls.

How can I get the cake balls to stay on the wires? They fall right off...
Any ideas?

8 replies
KayMc Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 11:50pm
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Why don't you try the blown sugar - is it called isomalt? That would make awesome grapes! There's also a thread on here within the last few weeks where someone @ ICES in San Diego make gorgeous small balls out of Knox - did it over tiny balloons.

jason_kraft Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 11:54pm
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Real grapes?

Hollys_cakes Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 11:55pm
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Unfortunately she doesn't want any candy on the cake, she wants just cake (or cake balls) or buttercream icing.

Hollys_cakes Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:16am
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Wow! Fantastic, cutthecake!!!
Thank you so much!

EXACTLY what I was looking for!

cutthecake Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:34am
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Don't thank me, thank google!
(But you're welcome.)

johnson6ofus Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:58am
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

Don't thank me, thank google!
(But you're welcome.)

And CC member Toba Garrett that wrote that book! thumbs_up.gif Looks great, Toba! And I ordered one... can't wait to get it!

cutthecake Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 2:36am
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And what is Ms. Garrett's member name on CC? (Or is that top-secret information?)

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