Would this technique work...? There is no way I have the patience to attach all of those pearls one by one, so here's what I'm thinking. I will press some fondant inside of a cake pan (the bottom and side) to create a 90 degree angle small strip of fondant. Press the pearls into the pieces of fondant and attach to cake. This will be in buttercream. Anyone done this? Is it going to be trickier than I think? Other techniques that are fool proof? Any other advice?
AYou could just roll out a strip of fondant, put gum glue on it, then press dragees onto it. I like the cake pan idea, that would keep them all under control and not rolling all over the kitchen!