Are 6 Mm Beads Too Small For Borders?

Decorating By sweet_honesty Updated 9 Oct 2010 , 1:47pm by sweet_honesty

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sweet_honesty Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 5:58pm
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I'm usually not so last minute but long story is on Saturday and I'm only now experimenting with my new bead maker. I have the CK 6mm mold and somehow the beads look smaller than I had imagined.

Anyone ever use 6mm beads for bottom borders? Cake is 4 tier 6-8-10-12. I'm worrying that it will look disproportionately small. The alternative is hand rolling beads.......

Any input would be appreciated.

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CWR41 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 6:14pm
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Of course, smaller looks more delicate, yet too big can be gaudy. If you don't need larger than 6mm to hide any gaps for lower borders, I think 6mm would look great.

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sweet_honesty Posted 9 Oct 2010 , 1:47pm
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Turns out I had gap issues and ended up rolling those suckers by hand....

I don't know what happened but I ended up with the most God awful gaps on this cake. Ended up having to put on a fondant ribbon which was not part of the original design to hide flaws. Composing an email to the bride as I type. I feel so horrible.

I just hope nothing goes wrong with the delivery. I think I would burst into tears if it did.

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