I have someone that wants me to make a cake and wants "pearls" on it. What is the best way to do this? Fondant, dragees? I wouldn't think they would make dragees big enough but I don't want the fondant pearls to look "cartoon" like on the cake.
I've always used fondant. JenniferMI also has a recipe for pearl clay which is becoming quite the popular item with CCers; it's available on one of her DVDs. It behaves similar to fondant. You don't want dragees. They will break teeth. Fondant/pearl clay won't.
I started doing it Earlenes way and love it. You don't break your teeth like with the dragees and they are all so consistent. You really have to try it this way it's so much easier.
you can also buy moulds for making pearls.
dagrees are pretty differnt i would say, so it depends what look thay are going for. i think they are great!
Hi, here is another tutorial on making pearls, similar to Earlene's method,
And here is a link from Global Sugar Art, that shows CK Pearl maker. Its fantastic but a bit expencive.