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How do you string fondant or gumpaste pearls??

post #1 of 22
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Can any one help with this!! Collette Peters does this quite a bit, but I can't find the "how to" in her book. (Cakes to Dream On)
post #2 of 22
Why do you need to string them? If you're making a swag on the side of your cake, just push them into the icing. If you really want to string them, then you'll need to make your own pearls (not buy them) and then push a needle threaded with dental floss perhaps (or something similar) and string them.
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Why do you need to string them? If you're making a swag on the side of your cake, just push them into the icing. If you really want to string them, then you'll need to make your own pearls (not buy them) and then push a needle threaded with dental floss perhaps (or something similar) and string them.
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post #4 of 22
Thanks for this post! Been wondering the same thing myself. Dental floss - great idea! thumbs_up.gif
post #5 of 22
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I was curious about stringing them because I saw a cake in Collette's book "Cakes to Dream On" and she obviously strings them because they are hanging freely and not stuck in the icing!!! They just looked really pretty.
post #6 of 22
i was wondering also why you would need to actually string them. Unless they will be lilerally hanging you can just use some RI and stick them to your cake.

is there a specific project you are using them for? please show us what you did.
post #7 of 22
If this is what you are trying to do you make the balls and let them dry a bit...not completely. Then take some dental floss and a needle and thread them. Let them dry completely then you can actually get them ready for hanging them!
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post #8 of 22
I made a cake with pearls, I made my own and just used thread and a needle, very simple.
post #9 of 22
See my avatar there are 200 pearls not stringed but glued with RI.
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post #10 of 22
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Thats the cake Edna!!! Thanks you so much for your info!!! I knew I had to make them my self but wasn't sure what to use to string them. By the way!! Your cakes are amazing and I love all of your work!!!!
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by leannewinslow

i was wondering also why you would need to actually string them. Unless they will be lilerally hanging you can just use some RI and stick them to your cake.

is there a specific project you are using them for? please show us what you did.



When you string them they actually have moment and look very real and hang very naturally..thats the difference icon_wink.gif
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by MissRobin

Thats the cake Edna!!! Thanks you so much for your info!!! I knew I had to make them my self but wasn't sure what to use to string them. By the way!! Your cakes are amazing and I love all of your work!!!!



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post #13 of 22
I use dental floss and a clean needle. It makes them much easier to drape without worrying about if one will fall off or not.
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post #14 of 22
I also do floss and needle - it's very easy and much cleaner then using a glue.

It also makes it so simple to make ahead for future cakes: You can just wrap it around a base (or whatever) instead of individually placing them.
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post #15 of 22
if the pearls are soft enough for the needle to go through won't they lose their shape? icon_confused.gif
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