A bride wants edible beads on her cake that are similar to the crystal/glass beads on her gown. I haven't been able to find candy molds that are small, half an inch. Colette Peters' book has directions for growing sugar beads, but my bride wants many individual beads.
Does anyone have any suggestions??
Any suggestions anyone?
I would say piping gel with maybe some pear lust in it will give you the look of a bead..But then again I would need to see what kind of design she wants..
Thank you, tonedna and beachcakes! She thinks she'd like the beans to go around the bottom of each tier. She also wants writing on the cake and calla lilies laid on the tiers.
I've never worked with piping gel. I'll test it out! Thanks!
This question has been asked soooo many times, and so far no one has come up with an answer.... If the piping gel works, let us all know, okay ?
I have used piping gel many times with the luster dust..It works great with any luster dust.. You can put as much luster dust as you need too.
This cake was done in Silver Luster Dust.
There are other ways to do this but this is the fastest one for a bride who doesnt have a big budget!
I've never used them myself, but what about the Wilton Edible Glitter Cake Sparkles? Would those work to look like beading?
these are the ones with gold leaf- expensive
I thought beyrls also had clear Gems
but if any one is creative-they are gelatin it says...
try a search for edible gems for cakes I know the exist although not cheap i just dont rcall where!- sorry off to work I will try to reasearch later
ok found the molds -not the gems i had been lookinf for but it sounds like they are using isomelt maybe
thejewelsofdenial.com sold the hard candy gems, but they're closed due to management change.
We thought about the Jolly Rancher idea, but haven't found a bead mold that is smaller than 1".
Thank you for all the info!! I purchased some piling gel yesterday and will try it out!
You all are so terrific!!!
Aloha and Mahalo!!
One final thought. What about Isomalt? Can that be melted and then dropped onto parchment paper or a silicone mat (one little drop at a time) to make beads?
Thank you!! I'm not sure what isolmalt is or how to use it. I'll check it out, though. Sounds like a good idea. On the fancyflours.com site their diamonds are isolmalt.
Oh, and I tried the piping gel. It stays tacky and I didn't try the luster dust on it. I'll try it again.
Isomalt is a natural sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, which is primarily used for its sugar-like physical properties.
Let us know how it turns out and which path you wound up taking! Good luck!