Had a customer ask me to do this cake...Does anyone know what the sparkle things are coming down the front? Are they placed on or painted? Can anyone tell?
Here's the link: <a href='http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/anniversary-wedding-cake-2008-07-01.htm'><img src='http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake688.jpg' alt='Anniversary cake yellow bow with brooch'></a>
They look like they are piped on....I think whatever way you choose, it will look good. I would do what you feel most comfortable with.
You could even do it with something like these : http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=25409&name=Diamond%20Sugar%20Jewelry%20Stones%20-%20Size%201%20-%20by%20GSA
Looks amazing on this cake by Truly Scrumptious Cakes in Scotland
Not sure if they're the edible ones on this cake but still looks amazing with the bit of bling!