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post #16 of 31

The cake you did was very beautiful!! The pearls make it look so elegant!!! Excellent job!!!
 

post #17 of 31

That is absolutely gorgeous! How did you attach them to the piping gel? Wonderful job

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post #18 of 31
Piping gel works awesome... I did a wedding cake with dragees along the base of each tier... I used piping gel and it worked like a charm!
post #19 of 31

I agree with everyone else: the cake is lovely and very elegant. I do have a question about cakes decorated this way, though. Is it difficult to cut, and what about eating it? I can't imagine having a mouthful of rock hard dragees in my mouth! I've always wondered about this.

post #20 of 31
I told my bride not to eat the dragees... No one needs a broken tooth or filling icon_wink.gif I used to be a dental assistant in my pre-children/pre-cake days icon_wink.gif

I would guess cutting could/would be a little messy..,
post #21 of 31

I have one of these "encrusted" pearl cakes to do this weekend.  I was wondering if there was a trick to applying them to the cake without them bouncing all over!  Any suggestions will help!  I plan on using piping gel instead of royal so it will not be so hard to cut.

post #22 of 31
I did one like that and piping gel worked perfectly. I assembled the cake the placed it on a large pan/cookie sheet... Or for wax paper and use something to prop up the wax paper so that any dragees that drop don't roll onto the floor. I just mixed the sizes together and took handfuls and gently pressed it against the piping gel. It took me about 2 hours or so to do 3 tiers (6,8,10). Get a chair, turn on a movie and your set. icon_smile.gif

Good luck! I have one like this to do in a couple weeks too!
post #23 of 31

That is a gorgeous cake, Congrats on a job well done.

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post #24 of 31
I love this cake, it's so classical and yet romantic all at the same time.
post #25 of 31
I have an order for this exact cake coming up in the Spring. I don't use fondant do help with doing this to buttercreme without sitting for days applying them one by one would be appreciated. Thanks!
post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by lasweettreats View Post

I have an order for this exact cake coming up in the Spring. I don't use fondant do help with doing this to buttercreme without sitting for days applying them one by one would be appreciated. Thanks!

You won't have to sit for days and days! And don't add them one at a time. I've done a couple cakes like that and all I've done is take handfuls of the dragees (I mix all the sizes together) and just cup my handful of dragees against the cake. icon_smile.gif
post #27 of 31
You won't have to sit for days and days! And don't add them one at a time. I've done a couple cakes like that and all I've done is take handfuls of the dragees (I mix all the sizes together) and just cup my handful of dragees against the cake.

Ok... But how do you keep them from sticking to the icing you don't want them on?
If I let it fully crust, should I paint the areas I want the dragees on with edible glue then go that route?
Seems like anytime I try something with sprinkles like this, it never turns out the way I'd like it to. But my employees say I'm just too picky...lol
post #28 of 31
I would use piping gel over your crusted buttercream. That's what I'd do.
post #29 of 31

But wouldn't piping gel just make them slide right off?  I mean since it doesn't dry.

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post #30 of 31
Mine never slide off, and it does set (on fondant at least it does). And I only add just a small amount, you don't need globs of piping gel. icon_wink.gif
You may want to do a trial mini cake to try it before you have to do it on a cake that counts. icon_wink.gif
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