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post #1 of 18
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I am going to be making my son's wedding cake for an August 6th wedding icon_biggrin.gif My question is I am going to be using edible fondant pearl garlands etc. Would it be OK to start making pearls now as I will need alot of them or if it is to soon how far in advance could I make them? The cake is going to serve about 250 so I need to get started as soon as possible. Thanks for all of your help in advance. icon_smile.gif

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post #2 of 18
Yes, you could. Store them in an airtight container so that garlands stay flexible.
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post #3 of 18
I'd like to try making some edible pearls. Any helpful hints on the best/easiest way to make them? I've seen the molds, do they work?

Thanks for any help or suggestions. Janice
post #4 of 18
Here's Earlene's tutorial on making them.

http://www.earlenescakes.com/prlinstruct.htm
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post #5 of 18
Thanks, Lisa, I will have to give this a try when I make my MMF!

I tried to delete a couple of those posts, but couldn't do it. My computer is giving me a hard time this morning, guess that is why it repeated itself. Janice
post #6 of 18
Janice, just letting you know I got rid of those for ya!!
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post #7 of 18
Thanks, makes you feel a little ridiculous when there are repeats. Janice
post #8 of 18
I'm sticking my neck out here now...I know how to make the edible pearls, but how do you make a garland of them? That does mean they are strung together, right? Do you just thread through them like stringing popcorn? And if so, any special thread you would use?
post #9 of 18
There is a rubber form that you use...it's open 6 or 8" long and it opens up and you push the fondant in there and squeeze it closed, reopen and lift out what appears to be a string of pearls..pretty cool!
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post #10 of 18
If I were going to try to string them I'd probably use maybe clear quilting thread or the type that is made for jewelry-making. Something that wouldn't be visible but wouldn't break easily.

I keep looking at that form, but am not quite ready to buy one. Janice
post #11 of 18
I was going to buy a silicon pearl maker but the store staff told me it doesn't work very well, and she taught me to use the "round tip method" (very closed to "Earlene's tutorial").

To string the pearls together, you wanna try dental floss? It should be strong enough.
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post #12 of 18
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Hi! I have started making the pearls for my son's wedding cake, but have been making the individual pearls, haven't started making garland. They are so nice looking and very beautiful. But, they are tedious. I am also going to use lace points on this cake. I hope it turns out good. In my head it looks beautiful, but I still have to put it on a cake. Has anyone ever done lace points? I think I'll try some test ones this week.

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post #13 of 18
I've seen lace points mentioned a few times, but I have no idea what they are.. Help?
post #14 of 18
Some dental floss might work, but it might also be a little rough and damage the "pearls" as you pull it through, would depend on the texture of the floss, I guess.

Probably the clear quilting thread would be thinnest, and would be strong enough. Janice
post #15 of 18
Hi Cake77, just a question. If you are going to string the pearls, don't you have to do it while they are soft, or at least put a hole in them?

I'm going to attempt making sequins, and will start the same way as the pearls, but won't have to roll them, should be a little simpler, but probably not less tedious! I don't know about lace points, are they done in a mold?

We will be anxious to see your pearls on your beautiful cake. Janice
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