Beads On A Wedding Cake

Decorating By susie1850 Updated 7 Jun 2009 , 8:17pm by cylstrial

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susie1850 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 5:28pm
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I am making a wedding cake that has beads on each layer. There are very small beads that cover the tops of each cake and then go down about 1/4 of the top sides. it is solid pearls on that part. Then there are 2 other sizes of larger pearls that are randomly placed among the small pearls. It looks like pearls are dripping down the sides. How do I get the very small pearls on the tops and sides? It is a beautiful cake but I can't figure out the method! Help!

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reenie Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 6:23pm
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To ensure that all your beads are about the same size, roll out your fondant and use a piping tip to cut circles. Roll them into a ball and you've got beads. Double up on the circles for larger beads and use a large round tip (like a #5 tip) for tiny beads. Adhere fondant beads to fondant cakes with a light smearing of water or use a small amount of buttercream icing to adhere them to a buttercream cake. Hope this helped.

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cylstrial Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 8:17pm
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Maybe you could buy pearl draggees in different sizes?

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