How To Question (Picture Provided)

Decorating By pinkorchid Updated 21 Jul 2011 , 5:23pm by gmfcakes

pinkorchid Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 10:33pm
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A bride emailed me this picture (wish I knew where it came from, but she saved it from google images I believe). My plan is to cover it in fondant - I think it might be covered in bc here. Make the "dots" in RI. I haven't found larger (6-8mm) sugar pearls so I was thinking of making fondant balls covered in pearl dust for the larger ones.

Is that how you would do it? Will the RI stick good enough to fondant? Would love any pointers. Thank you in advance!


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kakeladi Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 10:40pm
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That much royal icing could be a tooth breakericon_sad.gif
I'm a b'cream gal.....I'd do the whole thing in b'cream. Maybe make the largest pearl from fondant.

vgray Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 11:03pm
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I am a butter cream girl as well. I would do the largest pearl with number 12 tip.

SarahL4683 Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 11:08pm
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country kitchen sweet art has the larger pearls and their prices are really good with fast shipping (using ground!) I'd use those for the largest pearl.

pinkorchid Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 11:31pm
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Buttercream it is!! Thank you, I figured RI might hold better... guess it really wouldn't matter.

I will check country kitchen out - thank you! I'm in canada and have had good luck with Golda's Kitchen but they are out of the larger ones icon_sad.gif

I really appreciate all of your input icon_smile.gif

southerncross Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 11:32pm
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the great advantage of fondant pearls is that they don't break the teeth. They stay firm yet soft to the bite.

Swede-cakes Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 11:52pm
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pinkorchid, this cake is gorgeous! Here's the link to a cake that's nearly identical. http://www.brides.com/wedding-ideas/wedding-cakes/2010/11/white-wedding-cakes-04

Please post a pic of your cake after you finish...would love to see it!!

pastrygirls Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 12:00am
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i've used large grade tapioca pearls for "sugar" pearls as well. throw them in a baggy with some pearl powder and a touch of vodka, and toss to coat, then let them dry on a sheet pan. saves you the time of rolling or piping. and if you use different sizes of tapioca you can just mix them all together to get the look you want.

pinkorchid Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 1:26am
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Swede-cakes - that one is gorgeous too!!

pastrygirls - have never seen those, I'll have to check around. Thank you.

southerncross Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 1:37am
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Pastrygirls, I wish it wasn't 10 pm and no open store within 100 miles because I would set out looking for the large pearl tapioca. What a great idea. Thanks

Narie Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 2:04am
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Earlene has directions for making fondant pearls. http://www.earlenescakes.com/prlinstruct.htm

klutzy_baker Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 2:49am
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Originally Posted by Narie

Earlene has directions for making fondant pearls. http://www.earlenescakes.com/prlinstruct.htm




Thanks so much for the directions! I bookmarked it for future reference. icon_smile.gif

pinkorchid Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 11:48am
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Originally Posted by klutzy_baker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Narie

Earlene has directions for making fondant pearls. http://www.earlenescakes.com/prlinstruct.htm



Thanks so much for the directions! I bookmarked it for future reference. icon_smile.gif




^^Ditto!


Tapioca pearls, would I find those in bulk food stores? Or can you sometimes get them at grocery stores (pre-packaged)?

bakencake Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by pinkorchid

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Originally Posted by klutzy_baker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Narie

Earlene has directions for making fondant pearls. http://www.earlenescakes.com/prlinstruct.htm



Thanks so much for the directions! I bookmarked it for future reference. icon_smile.gif



^^Ditto!


Tapioca pearls, would I find those in bulk food stores? Or can you sometimes get them at grocery stores (pre-packaged)?



I tried looking for tapioca pearls in grocery stores for a halloween project last fall and could not find them. if you do find some let me know

cakesnglass Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 1:13pm
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Tapioca may be by the soup section,comes in a box. Other stores carry it by the Jello section.

Enchantedcakes Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 1:28pm
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I get all of my tapioca pearls from Boba Tea Direct, and they do ship out of the 48 states, to Alaska Hawaii and Canada. I also get my bubble tea straws from them when I am not using SPS.
HTH

http://www.bobateadirect.com/Boba-Tapioca-Pearls-c-1.html

cakesnglass Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 4:11pm
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All buttercream and then airbrush sprayed with pearl, Lovely!!!! Good Luck

GinnyK Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 4:31pm
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I get my big tapioca pearls at a large Asian market in Omaha. Cheap, too.

gmfcakes Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 5:23pm
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Great tutorial.

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