I am taking a sample cake to a local jewelry store on Friday. I'd like to do something that tied into their business if possible. Any ideas? I want to do this cake extra good, as the sales person that I spoke with on the phone is getting married in April 2007, and hasn't yet contracted with anyone for the wedding cake!
Thanks in advance,
even tho' they don't sell them...tiara on a pillow
diamond or other ring on a pillows or in a ring box (could use those big lollipops shaped like a over-sized diamond on a ring.
cake that looks like a long narrow box like necklace comes in w/ fondant pearls as a pearl necklace and could even have matching earrings.
sheet cake cut to look like a really big diamond
You should do something simple, yet elegant... cover in fondant, keep it somewhat plain, but make a pearl necklace out of white fondant and brush it with pearl lustre dust. Then get some candy jewels... not the fake opaque kind... someone turned me on to these candies that looks exactly like jewels...UGH let me go find the name! But you know how they do displays in the jewelers window where they have like a scattering of loose stones, you could do that and the necklace and sort of tie it all together with some simple pattern on the side of the cake. Oh man, now I'm excited... can I come over and help! Let me see if I can find the website for the jewels just so you know what I am talking about... BRB!!
I'VE GOT IT!! I knew if I sat here thumping myself on the head long enough I'd remember... they are called denials and can be found at http://www.thejewelsofdenial.com/ They are really pretty neat looking, and I think that would be an awesome cake! I just love how they do that in the window with the loose stones sometimes. Anyway, you could tie the cake in with pearl borders to match the necklace. Even do a necklace, bracelet, earrings set in pearls, then the loose stones, or use denials to create jewelry pieces. Just an idea. I think you could have a lot of fun with it! Good luck and let us know how it turns out... post a pic of what you end up doing!!
Great ideas. Thank you! I went to thejewelsofthenile.com for the candy jewels. Only problem is, I'd already called and arranged to deliver this cake on Friday, so no change of my order being here by then. I think that I'll go with the simple yet elegant motif. I was thinking about doing a cake, covered in fondant, to look like the "neck" displays that you see in jewelry cakes. You know, they have pearls draped around them and such? I'll drape the pearls on the "display", add pearl luster dust to add the realistic quality, possibly a price tag, and then, a fbct of the store's logo, made into a placement card. I'll definitely add something else to tie in with the necklace. Wonder if I can MAKE my own loose gems? Hmm... Thanks for the ideas and for getting my juices flowing on this one!!!
I bet someone in the sugar forum would be able to help you in making your own jewels . . . in fact, I know there is a post on there from Doug about making a mold using tin foil propped up in flour or corn starch. I'll dig around for the link . . . it would be perfect to do the strand of pearls with a jeweled piece attached to it . . . is this a dummy cake to showcase your business????
Here it is!!
Hope this helps . . .
This cake is for a sample cake that I scheduled to deliver on Friday. There is a possibility that I may be able to place a dummy wedding cake in this store, too, so it could mean big things for me. Thanks for the link, too!!!
Just a thought . . . but if you are hoping to place a dummy cake in the store to drum up some busines . . .
I would do a dummy cake with pearls around the bottom . . . and jewels . . . something that looks like antique jewelry . . . It would be a more obvious advertisement for your business but also tie in really well with the jewelry store . . . . you see so many wedding cakes with flowers on them, this one would stand out.
Have fun, post a pic when your done!
Oh man! It's too bad you can't get the jewels by Friday... but if they like this one and want a display for the window, maybe you coudl go with that idea! Good luck!
The idea of the Pearls & Jewels sounds great. SIMPLE but, ELEGANT. Since no one is eating the cake you can get NON EDIBLE JEWELS from Hobby Lobby. I would love to the see the picture when your done.
CONGRATS!*!*!**! Don't forget to leave PLENTY of cards!!!
Since your making a cake dummy, has the jewerly store had you cake before? If not, I'd make up some samples for them.
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