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royal icing pearls on buttercream cake?

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I am making a buttercream covered wedding cake. Lots & lots of pearls on the sides of layers. What is the best (easiest) way to accomplish this? Can I pipe royal icing pearls directly on buttercream...let dry ....paint with lustre dust? Will they dry so hard that the cake won't be able to be sliced? Any other suggestions? Really don't want to make and attach individual fondant pearls if I don't have to.....lots of pearls on this cake! Thank you!!
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You can pipe b'cream or royal It depends on how big and how many pearls you are using. I have done b'cream many times. And after it crusts it can be lightly dusted w/luster dusts carefully.
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When I put royal icing over buttercream, the ri absorbed the grease from the buttercream and nearly disintegrated. It also discolored the ri. May have been my recipe, but just wanted to advise. Fondant might work better.
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When I put royal icing over buttercream, the ri absorbed the grease from the buttercream and nearly disintegrated. It also discolored the ri. May have been my recipe, but just wanted to advise. Fondant might work better.
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