Sugar Beads Or A Ribbon?

Decorating By rothells Updated 3 Feb 2014 , 6:23am by inkyonne

rothells Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 8:13am
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I  have been approached by two different brides, both wanting similar cakes with a bead boarder at the bottom of the tiers. I would appreciate some assurance that I am heading in the right direction on these.

   cake number 1 -  To me this looks like it would be a ribbon of some sort, bought and just put around the bottom of the cake. I have tired to find it online, but have not had any luck. Does anyone know for sure, and if it is a ribbon, do you know where it can be purchased at? Or even if it has a specific name?

 

 

 

cake number 2- Would this be as simple as cutting a fondant strip and using piping gel, or gum glue to stick the beads to it?

 

 

cake number 3 - looks like just beads attached with piping gel? maybe I am over thinking this, I just want to make sure I take the right approach and don't have beads falling off everywhere at a wedding.

 

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15 replies
Relznik Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 8:39am
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Cake number 1 is my cake!!!!!!! :)

 

Hate to break it to you, but each and every one of those are edible dragees!!!!!  The sizes vary from 2mm up to 6mm and I *think* possibly the few very large ones were 8mm - but not sure on that.  It was a long time ago and I don't remember.

Godot Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 8:48am
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AThose are lovely cakes! Whst a lot of work glueing all those dragees!!!

rothells Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 9:04am
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AOh my goodness Relznik, it looks so perfect I really thought it had to be a type of ribbon! Thank you so much for replying! It's just beautiful! It had to have taken hours to do that! How did you stick them to the cake? Just piping gel? My bride just wants them to look like a straight ribbon across the bottom of the cake like the second picture, but wanted the cake to be narrow at the bottom of the tiers and wider at the top like yours.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 11:38am
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Sorry to jump in on your post but had to comment to say - Relznik that cake is totally stunning - I love everything about it, from the cake board to the shape and of the cakes - it is beautiful and I am sure the bridal couple were blown away when they saw it - just stunning :-)

Relznik Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 3:09pm
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Thank you. :smile:  This was made a few years ago now.

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 3:10pm
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Relznik - stunning cake!  I actually have that marked in my 'ideas I'd like to put into my own wedding cake' folder!  Beautiful and oh-so time consuming work.  I just stuck about 800 little blossoms onto a cake to cover a tier and even that took hours...this must have taken days!

cakealicious7 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 3:16pm
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ABeautiful cake relznik!!

kazita Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 3:42pm
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AThats so beautiful. ..its stunning

liz at sugar Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 4:51am
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Beautiful collection of cakes!  Such lovely work by Relznik and the other artists!

 

Liz

morganchampagne Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 8:31am
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AThis is my favorite look ever but I don't have the patience lol

cakebaby2 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 8:49am
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Maybe this is a stupid question but could this "ribbon" not be made in advance and then fitted to the finished cake? You might lose a few dragee in the assembly but these could be replaced. Perhaps by attaching them to a flexible material like hat mesh or bukrum? The work is stunning but rather daunting without the help of kitchen helpers.

liz at sugar Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by cakebaby2 
 

Maybe this is a stupid question but could this "ribbon" not be made in advance and then fitted to the finished cake? You might lose a few dragee in the assembly but these could be replaced. Perhaps by attaching them to a flexible material like hat mesh or bukrum? The work is stunning but rather daunting without the help of kitchen helpers.

 

Good idea - maybe on a piece of flexible gumpaste like they use for the lace molds?

 

Liz

cakebaby2 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by liz at sugar 
 

 

Good idea - maybe on a piece of flexible gumpaste like they use for the lace molds?

 

Liz

Now THAT would be stunning! The beauty of that is you could trim the lace and attach the dragee's while the paste is still tacky. Voila!

cakebaby2 Posted 2 Feb 2014 , 11:16am
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Originally Posted by Relznik 
 

Thank you. :smile:  This was made a few years ago now.

In my looking at the cake I didn't give you credit for that beautiful piece of art. You are really talented. I'm sure everyone was delighted with that cake.

inkyonne Posted 3 Feb 2014 , 6:23am
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Wow Stunning !

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