Diamond Ring For Open Ring Box Cake?

Decorating By Angelfire3 Updated 15 Aug 2011 , 12:07am by Angelfire3

Angelfire3 Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 1:46am
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Greetings All,
I was wondering how do I make the diamond ring for an open ring box cake? My cousin just got engaged and she asked me if I would make her a Tiffany's inspired open ring box cake. Can anyone please help me? Thanks~

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howboutbake Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 2:00am
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I really have no idea but it would be totally cool to have something like this made out of metal to mold the diamond out of clear sugar icon_smile.gif[/url]

Angelfire3 Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 2:14am
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Oooh! That does sound awesome. What is clear sugar?

howboutbake Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 3:41am
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I was thinking of what they do on those cake and candy competitions on tv, where they boil sugar to the hard crack stage and mold it. I highly doubt it would be do-able with the plastic mold though as boiling sugar is super hot.

shanter Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 4:08am
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There are molds so you could make your own from isomalt, but you could also purchase:
http://shop.diamondpartyconfetti.com/category.sc?categoryId=12
There are also other sites that have them.

ApplegumPam Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 4:16am
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Forget those edible gems if you have even a hint of humidity... they are USELESS in Australia - always go cloudy and dull - they say you can 'refresh' them with a coat of oil.... but it lasts but a second! LOL

This is one scenario where I think FAKE is acceptable. Not sure what you have available but try searching for 'diamond ring napkin rings'

This is one I did earlier this year

http://www.flickr.com/photos/applegumkitchen/5444738018/in/set-72157625878776230/
Close up

http://www.flickr.com/photos/applegumkitchen/5444136347/in/set-72157625878776230/

These are the napkin rings I was talking about
http://www.favoursplus.com.au/Crystal-Diamond-Napkin-Ring-Paperweight-Favours-Favor-Clear-Pink-Blue.html

howboutbake Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 4:54am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ApplegumPam

Forget those edible gems if you have even a hint of humidity... they are USELESS in Australia - always go cloudy and dull - they say you can 'refresh' them with a coat of oil.... but it lasts but a second! LOL

This is one scenario where I think FAKE is acceptable. Not sure what you have available but try searching for 'diamond ring napkin rings'

This is one I did earlier this year

http://www.flickr.com/photos/applegumkitchen/5444738018/in/set-72157625878776230/
Close up

http://www.flickr.com/photos/applegumkitchen/5444136347/in/set-72157625878776230/

These are the napkin rings I was talking about
http://www.favoursplus.com.au/Crystal-Diamond-Napkin-Ring-Paperweight-Favours-Favor-Clear-Pink-Blue.html




Your cake is amazing! And those napkin rings are genius! I'm changing my vote to that icon_smile.gif

Angelfire3 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 4:58am
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Thank you for your replies. I didn't get the email notifications. The cake she showed me was this one: http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmci4rq0A71qhul87o1_400.jpg

I'm not sure who it's from. The page is in a different language. I ordered a large 3-D chocolate mold from Ebay. So, the diamond part is covered. Now I have to figure out how I'm going to to attach the diamond the round/ring portion of it. Should I make the ring/round portion out of gumpaste? IDK! Her bridal shower is on the 27th. I have no idea what to do. I don't want to disappoint her icon_sad.gif

juleebug Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 5:08am
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I got some plastic "diamond" rings (nearly as big as a cola can) for $1.00 each during the Valentine's Day season at Dollar General. They look almost identical to the diamond ring paperweights and napkin rings I've seen but are very lightweight and much cheaper.

Angelfire3 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 5:31am
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Perfect idea! I was in my local dollar store a few days ago looking for ideas & I didn't see any. I'll check out Michael's, AC Moore & Hobby Lobby tomorrow morning. I'm all about going the cheap route. I'm already doing this cake for next to nothing ($85). My family never wants to pay full price. Gotta love your family, right. But it's great experience. Thanks again for your replies~

gidgetdoescakes Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 5:38am
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If you have a Big Lot store, I found a huge diamond ring once that worked great

CupcakeQT82 Posted 13 Aug 2011 , 5:31pm
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I found mine at Hobby Lobby - also didn't go the isomalt route because of lack of experience and because it was for my sister:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1758855

Angelfire3 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 12:07am
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Thanks for the replies~I never did make it to the store to look for the diamond paper-weight. I'm not going to worry about making my diamond out of sugar. The bride-2-be said I don't have to go thru the trouble--a fake one will do.

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