I've got a baby shower cake coming up for an army wife, and on top of the cake she wants dog tags with the baby's name on them. The actual tag portion is no problem, but since this is going on a 6" round they aren't exactly going to be huge. Any suggestions on how to do the chain? Right now All I've got is making tons of tiny little balls and threading them with a needle and string, kind of like a candy necklace. Of course that means not crushing them in my fingers while threading too. I've also thought about rolling a really thin rope, then using some tools to shape it from there. I'm just not sure about this one...
Country Kitchen has a silcone bead maker...it come I believe in a 1/8 bead...you might try that. I did a whistle and just used silver string beads....just remove them before cutting.
Have you thought about making them bigger and using the edible pearl things? Also what about using like a tip 1 and making them out of buttercrean or royal icing. Iknoow that would be a pain but those are my thoughts.
I used dragees on cake I did with dog tags recently. I just piped a little royal at a time and placed them on there...it came out great. Hopefully the link below will work.
I did mine the hard way. I used grey gumpaste, I think or 50:50 blend. I used a tip 6 and rolled them individually. I glued them together and pinted them silver.
I had all the information necessary in my dog tag, I just engraved it. I just erased the other info for internet posting of the picture.
The dogtag is in my pictures. It came out great. I dont know how to attach a picture.
I used those little silver non peril candy decorations. Pipe a small line of frosting and add the silver candies. This helps keep them from rolling around. http://allrecipes.com/cook/13754506/Photo.aspx?photoID=218314
And this is why I turn to you guys! Thank you so much for all the suggestions!