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What to use as bling on a cake

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I would like to put a lot of bling on a cake. I have seen shiny stones and rhinestones on cakes, but I'm afraid to use things that are not edible??? I know I can use glittery ribbon and rhinestone trims on the base board, but on the cake itself what do you use??? It is for a 20th birthday. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 9
Have you looked at the edible gemstones on the internet?

http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=1048&s=&name=Sugar%20Diamonds,%20Gems%20&%20Decorations
post #3 of 9
I've used sugar diamonds from www.kitchenkrafts.com, and I like them, but they're expensive, so I made my own molds.

One caveat of sugar diamonds: I find that they look great in the container, but when you attach them to a cake with a small dot of royal icing, they seem to 'disappear'...they're not nearly as visible as anyone would want.

just sayin'

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post #4 of 9
I'm thinking of getting this:
http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=300&products_id=8193&zenid=1595fdcca463b6775aae459c67bb6594
(top of the page)

Is that what you're thinking of?

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Oh, I was not aware of these rhinestones nor of the ribbon rhinestones. Thank you. I will check into these. However, for this cake I do not have time to order anything. I was hoping to come up with things I could get locally. How to the rhinestones taste?? Thanks again for the infomation!
post #6 of 9
I just bought some cake crystals from Duff's collection at Michael's. He also has silver wires in 2 sizes to hang them on. I'm going to use them as a cake topper, but you could stick them in anywhere you want! Hope that helps.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Oh, thank you! I will look.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by shanter

I'm thinking of getting this:
http://www.beryls.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=300&products_id=8193&zenid=1595fdcca463b6775aae459c67bb6594
(top of the page)

Is that what you're thinking of?



I bought some of this the other day and I can't wait to use it to make a custom cake stand. I also walked into a cake shop today and saw they made 2 cake stands with it and are renting them out! I just started laughing thinking how great minds think alike! And from what I hear, the stands are booked until next year. lol

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I went into to our local fabric store that is HUGE and carries everything imaginable including a large array of rhinestones (loose, banded, netted, colors, many sizes, gold, silver, black settings, etc - I was in hog heaven!). I bought 3 3/4 yds of a double strand set in a silver colored metal (stainless, foil, etc?), decent size stones and highly reflective without being irridescent. Apparently they sell a lot to the local decorators because she told me I needed a triple band; it was more common on cakes. I liked the double.

Point is after doing the math (2*pi*r + 2*pi*r +...+...+...) it came to over $50 with tax for less than 4 yards. I did buy an extra 1/4 yard, just in case i needed it. Do most of you sell these to the cake buyer or do most rent these, with a deposit no doubt, to the customer? This particular purchase is for a dummy cake for a store front window.
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