I have begun using cake jewelry in some of my designs in order to stand out from the crowd a bit. I have been making my own because the cost of already made is exorbitant. I either create it using gum paste or fondant and glitter or pearl dusts. Or, to have them rise above the cakes I am using floral wire or jewelry wire and double dip it in white chocolate and then use straws to insert. I purchase strings of crystals or other beads and then dissect them and create designs out of wire much like you would if you were making earrings (the size for cupcakes).
I was just wondering if anyone else uses cake jewelry and if so, what do you use?
Microwavable isomalt (from a local bakery supply store), and jewel molds from www.fondantsource.com It's also pretty inexpensive.