Can anyone please advise what jewels/gems have been used on this cake please? Or can anyone tell me what is best for a realistic diamanté look? Thanks in advance
Those appear to be the kind of "jewels" used in crafting and for tee shirts - totally non-edible. I would never consider using them, but if you really want to, they can be purchased at Walmart in the sewing/crafts section of the store.
You could sub silver dragees for the jewels that are incorporated on the quilted pattern... http://www.fancyflours.com/category/Edible-sugar-pearls-beads-baubles
For the border, I doubt you are going to want to put dragees on, one at a time so you could get a mold like this... https://marvelousmolds.com/shop/silicone-molds/brilliance/ and then paint it with silver luster dust.
But I would be very hesitant about using non-edible jewels on a cake because they, especially the individual ones, could easily be swallowed/choked on.
I totally agree with Freckles0829, use drags instead of fake diamonds. If you want to use the bling tape/ribbon, it is easily removed prior to cutting.
You could try isomalt jewels...either buy them or make them yourself, if you want an edible option.
You could also use sequins - the edible ones made from gelatin and a hole punch. If you use silver, it may shimmer like the pic - which looks like a fake cake to me.
There are people/decorators out there who do not care about using non-edibles on their cakes. I do remember a gal in my town using earrings and other jewerly as decorations on her cakes. This can be very dangerous to people who attend wedding or other special events. Can you imagine what it would be like to take a bite of this cake and get a mouthfull of sequins or similar?? :( Oh, & also in some states here in the US dragees are not allowed/illegal to use.
I have bought edible isomalt jewels, il give them a go! I would never use non edible decorations!
Yeah, there were banned in CA many years ago because of the UNedible metal coating on them.