I have a friend wedding cake coming up in a few months and I'm wanting to know how and what is used to "bling" a cake?? I've added an attachment of a bling cake that I absolutely love! and I'd like to get some of the swirl designs. I've figured out the band and found places to get that. But it's the other fancier artistic elements that I'd like to know how to do. Any other tips and ideas or even websites that can help me would be much appreciated.
Thank you all.
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maybe they used a stencil template for the pattern, not sure about the sparkles though, I would have thought that these would have to be edible gems that you can purchase at sugarcraft suppliers, a bit too risky to use anything that is not edible in the pattern.
WOW!! That is a very bling cake!!!! Beautiful!!!! Yes, I also would like to kmow how it was done???
I enlarged the other photo in his gallery, and sadly, they all look non-edible.
You could try silver dragees on a swirly royal icing pattern. I think that way you at least keep people from accidentally choking on fake jewels? Or you could try piping little dots and then painting them with edible silver.
I'm not a fan of non-edible jewels on a cake unless you can take them out in one swift motion, like a band, before cutting the cake.
WOW!! That is a very bling cake!!!! Beautiful!!!! Yes, I also would like to know how it was done???
Have you tried contacting Mike Elder? He is really nice. He helped me with a problem one time. It wouldn't hurt to try!
So where do you get those bling bands? At a fabric shop?
I don't believe you can purchase the silver dragees in CA at ALL, illegal. I would try the piping that imagenthatnj mentioned. Good luck!!!!
The cloth things with the dangly crystals are found at Joanne's bought by the yard. I found a cheaoper place for the by the yard bling stuff that goes around the cakes. It's not crystals , but looks like them.
http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-productinfo-product-16822/diamond_crystal_mesh_roll_bulk_-_black_30_feet_333_foot.html this place is the cheapest I've found.
The monograms and swirls look, to me, like the iron-on bling stuff you can buy at a craft/fabric store as well as the borders look to me like they're rhinestone trim from the fabrics dept, and then before serving, they probably got peeled off....total guess though.
They also sell those swirls in the scrapbooking department.
Well, the only good way I think of putting fake bling in a cake is if you can take it out fast. Strung on a wire is best (just my opinion). But there's beautiful ways of getting edible bling on a cake...it just takes hours I'm sure!
Here's a little collection from my files (Notice how Crystal Couture has smart ways of adding non-edible bling, and she can also do edible with dragees):
Just wanted to jump in one more time after looking up some info....you can NOT get the edible silver dragees in CA, out of state companies will not even ship them to CA. I wanted them for my personal birthday cake here in FL and they don't sell them here either...funny thing is, they will ship them here. I just didn't want you to be disappointed when you tried to find them...like I was!!!
I believe I read somewhere that the companies have to put NON EDIBLE silver dragees now.
Thank you all.
I did try to contact Mike, and he might not have had time to reply to me yet. I haven't found anyone on CC yet who isn't willing to share and help. lol
A couple of sites I've found for edible and non-edible cake bling:
My head is actually spinning!! I've actually found a ton of places to get bling. Sadly, most of it is non-edible. But the sparkle and shine is awesome!!
By the time I get to do this wedding cake, it will be my 2nd. I hope I can do it justice.
Still, wanting to know how the swirls were done, so if anyone finds out...please share.
Thank you everyone!
Thank you all for posting all these sites!!
Have you thought of making your own edible jewelry with isomalt? Not sure how itty bitty you could go, if you're aiming for that very precise look on the cake you posted (beautiful, by the way!), but it might work.
Emiyeric > I thought about making my own Lg jewels out of the Isomalt so that they are edible. But I haven't used the Isomalt yet. I'm thinking the Lg glass diamonds would be easier in the long run.
My head is spinning! I've pulled about 30 different cake pictures as inspiration and finally had to look at each one and see what it is that's drawing my attention. I gave myself 5 different things that I like about all of them. I'm going to do the same with my friend. The design the cake using the 3 most liked elements. And to think this cake started out as such a simple design in my head when she first asked me to do her cake!! lol