I make my own, dry them on paper towels and store them in containers by size. I pull them out as needed and color them using a luster dust vodka mixture in a container with a lid. Just swirl them around until coated. Pour them out onto a paper towel to dry. After they dry, you shouldn't see fingerprints. I don't have much need for them in bulk either, but would love to do a whole tier in them. I just love that look.
Do you hand roll each little pearl from fondant? Is there and easier way? I need a few hundred to decorate a wedding cake. I don't want to use those hard ones that break your teeth when you bite on them even though they are quite pretty.
AThere is a great tutorial, I think from Earline? I can't link from my phone but you can use piping tips to cut out the circles and then roll them.
I have made my own in the past, from fondant way back when I used to practically work for free, lol. I warned the bride, my hands are clean in this mess, haha. I am not liable for broken teeth. There is a distinct pattern on the bottom and middle tiers, and the top is a sort of free form scallop design. There will be all sizes dragees.
Do you make a paste, or is it runny or what, when you use vodka? Why doesn't the luster vodka get soaked off on the towel? Am I over-thinking this?
And anyone have a source for either all sizes plain or all sizes pearl?
Just realized I sent you two of the same links;
Premade soft pearls: http://www.earlenescakes-store.com/cart.php?target=category&category_id=72