knel Posted 9 May 2012 , 2:28am
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My sister is getting married and wants a cake similar to the one attached. Are these dragees on the cake? If so, since they are so big, how do you get them to stick to the cake? Never used them before... thanks for any suggestions!
LL

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grandmomof1 Posted 10 May 2012 , 3:50am
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I use lemon extract to get mine to stick to the cakes. I transported my sons wedding cake over a hour and a half, carried extra with me in case some fell off, and not one fell off. They were not as large as the ones in the photo here. The lemon extract dries faster than water is another reason I used that instead of the water.

AnnieCahill Posted 10 May 2012 , 1:28pm
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I have never seen dragees that big. I think they are just balls of fondant painted silver. Those are easy enough to stick on.

arlenej Posted 10 May 2012 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by AnnieCahill

I have never seen dragees that big. I think they are just balls of fondant painted silver. Those are easy enough to stick on.



You could be right. Or gelatin bubbles maybe?

carmijok Posted 10 May 2012 , 6:01pm
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That is a very small cake. It might even be one of those 'all in one' tiered cake pans. Those do look like dragees to me.

The largest silver dragee I've found is at ABC Cake Decorating supplies...and they have 8MM...about the size of a really big pea. Candyland Crafts carries all sizes in silver except the 8mm. But you could get gold in that size. HTH!

jgifford Posted 10 May 2012 , 6:06pm
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Originally Posted by carmijok

That is a very small cake. It might even be one of those 'all in one' tiered cake pans. Those do look like dragees to me.

The largest silver dragee I've found is at ABC Cake Decorating supplies...and they have 8MM...about the size of a really big pea. Candyland Crafts carries all sizes in silver except the 8mm. But you could get gold in that size. HTH!




Agreed - what you have here is a mini cake. That's why the dragees look so big. You can do fondant balls and paint them with nu silver if you want them really big.

knel Posted 11 May 2012 , 9:58pm
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WIll the nu silver make the fondant balls this shiny? They really have a metallic look to them. I saw on Fancy flours a silver glaze. It's pretty shiny, but doesn't have that metallic sheen.

Thanks for the help!

carmijok Posted 12 May 2012 , 12:45am
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I don't think you can ever get them that really shiny metallic color, but you can come pretty close. I did the topper for an anniversary cake in silver (sorry don't have a close up):

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885204/green-and-white-anniversary-cakes-with-gum-paste-flowers

I colored my gum paste a light grey and then dusted with silver luster dust and lemon extract.

Try it on a few fondant balls and see how it works. I do have a silver glaze too, but I still don't think it's as shiny.

One thing you might do too is after brushing on the luster dust and extract, get some silver disco dust and coat them with that and see how that works.

CWR41 Posted 12 May 2012 , 1:09am
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Lots of color choices and sizes up to 8mm at P&H:
http://cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_sresults.html?p_keyword=DRAGEE&page=1&p_letter=&p_prices=&p_whole=&p_phrase=&p_matchall=

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