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post #16 of 28
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LOL! I just found that other thread! Well, a watermark on that photo would have made this easier for me to inquire with the original baker about the method, but my detective work paid off. I backtracked through three separate Pinterests to find the photographer for the 2011 wedding that the cake was done for. She's in CO. So I suppose I could ask the Photog whom the cake creator was, but I think Jgifford and others have solved the mystery.

I just found ivory sugar pearls that are 1/8' and that seems to be about the right size. I'll use piping gel by spreading it on the cake, and carefully spooning the pearls over it on the cake tops. I think I'm going to have to use tweezers for the sides.

Thanks so much for brainstorming with me!!!
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post #17 of 28
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labella24, your cake is beautiful!! Approximately how long did it take you for pearl work?
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post #18 of 28
Actually, what I meant was to mix the pearls with just enough piping gel to hold them all together and spoon the whole thing on. I'm afraid any other way, you'd work yourself to death.
post #19 of 28
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OH! Ok, gotcha! icon_smile.gif Thanks Jgifford!
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post #20 of 28
I really hope I've helped. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
post #21 of 28
I would say close to 4 hours when it was all said and done. I used an entire bag of the large candy coated chocolate pearls, a normal sized jar of the "medium" pearls, and probably about half a jar total of the smallest pearls....although for every pearl that made it onto the cake...3 hit the ground icon_biggrin.gif
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post #22 of 28
I'm thinking like an earlier poster - my first thought was someone breaking a tooth on one of these puppies!! It is really pretty though!
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by dawnybird

I'm thinking like an earlier poster - my first thought was someone breaking a tooth on one of these puppies!! It is really pretty though!



I don't think too many people will be biting into the side of the cake! icon_biggrin.gif
I do hate those things though...they are tough...but boy are they pretty!

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post #24 of 28
Call me crazy but I'd be in my element making all those balls. I like to sit back for hours on end doing mindless work. helps clear the mind. I have bags of pre made balls simply for that reason!
I love that cake!!
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post #25 of 28
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Thanks again, everyone! I worked up a price for the cake and she booked. Very excited to be able to recreate this cake!!!
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Swede-cakes

Thanks again, everyone! I worked up a price for the cake and she booked. Very excited to be able to recreate this cake!!!



Congrats on the booking. Post a picture when you are done. I would love to see another beautiful cake like this.
post #27 of 28
Good for you! Have fun, and let us know what method you use to apply all those little pearls!
post #28 of 28
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So six months later, I finally get to create the pearl covered cake I'd originally posted about. I did use piping gel (thank you jgifford!), but I ended up squirting lines of sparkly piping gel on top of each tier while they were still chilled and used a small spatula to spread it around in a section. Then just gently let a small handful of pearls roll from my palm onto the gel surface and they stuck! Tweezers and a dab of gel for the ones on the side.

I'm really glad I got the opportunity to do this cake design. (It was actually a relief not to have to make my edges perfect for once b/c they were covered in dragees! Woohoo!) I hope more clients go beyond the Swiss dot with ribbon look like this bride did. thumbs_up.gif
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