Does anyone have an opinion about what the best kind of edible rhinestones I should use for embedding in red fondant? And where to get em?
Doing this type of pattern...
Bonus: is adding black gel color to the red satin ice fondant the best way to darken the color?
Any help is appreciated :)
Your deep, darker colors take time to develop so make your colored fondant days ahead. Rather than black I think brown would work better. Why not try each in a bit of the red. Don't know how much wait time you have but hope you do have time to fuss w/this.
Adding black to red deepens it to more Ruby red. I honestly don't know how you could do edible rhinestones :-S
I've done rhinestones on a cake but they were never edible, and always on a styrofoam cake
Thanks! I do have some time, so I will try brown and black. I am going for a deeper ruby color. Thanks for the advice.
I found some isomalt rhinestones at fancyflours.com and ordered them, so fingers crossed I can get the look I want! I would have made my own but I couldn't find the exact mold I was looking for.
Thanks again guys!
Cool, good luck! Post pics!
Gelatin "diamonds" and rhinestones look very realistic, you can get them on amazon or craft stores. Making them yourself is tricky unless you can find totally clear gelatin.