I just got a pearl border mold. But it has a flat edge, and you can tell that it's not a bunch of balls strung together. Is there a way to make it look more like a string of pearls or am I just stuck with a stupid mold that doesn't work right?
Could you make two of them and glue the flat pieces together with royal icing to make one solid piece?
which mold are you talking about. first impressions?ck molds are usually rounded very good.
the wilton one.
Maybe that's my problem.
Simply cut the flat edge end off so that the strands end with an entire round pearl. Then string it along next to another entire pearl. Hope that makes sense.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I use the pearl mold that came with the new Wilton baroque mold that I got at Michael's for $6 ( used the 40% off coupon). The pearl strands string along beautifully with no issues. Look at my pics
I think it has a flat back so that it will fit flush against the border edge (top or bottom) of the cake. I used it just two nights ago and the pearls laid nicely against the cake.
If you don't fill it all the way, and then squeeze the mold together a little bit before you take the pearls out, it will give them more of a rounded back. It's not going to look like a strand of pearls though, because it doesn't have a back. You'd probably need to use a two-piece mold for that, or make the pearls the old-fashioned way and just string them together.
Yeah, probably. Thanks all! I guess I was expecting too much out of a $10 mold. LOL
Atilla, I must admit it looks much better on the cake than it does just lying on my table. I'll give it another shot.