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post #16 of 39
I used 8 mm for the buttons on this grooms cake.

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Way to go Anna!

Paulstonia, have you seen 10 mm in person? 8 mm may even be too big. Diond party confetti has a great printable chart. I would guess more like 4, 5, & 6 mm.

I haven't. I'll have to see if a local store carries some I can at least have a look at. I was just looking at the few bigger ones that are in there. I zoomed in on the pic and they looked like they were about twice the size of the rest.

post #18 of 39
Oh, I agree! I just went out and looked at some that I have and they are 4mm and seem quite large to me. 3,4,5 or 4,5,6. If you will use them, you could always order 3,4,5,6 and use what you want on the cake, and save the rest icon_wink.gif that is what I do, stock up on nonperishables, Haha.
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post #19 of 39

JSYK, I teach a class at my bakery where the cake has a 1"x4" strip of dragees of different sizes down the front. It takes about 20 minutes to stick that many on, I'm not kidding. 

post #20 of 39
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JSYK, I teach a class at my bakery where the cake has a 1"x4" strip of dragees of different sizes down the front. It takes about 20 minutes to stick that many on, I'm not kidding. 

Can I ask what you are using to attach them? Some people are saying brush on piping gel.  When I do random pearls I just use a little alcohol and they will stick but I don't think that's a good plan here.

post #21 of 39

I would usually use water or alcohol like you for random ones, but in this case we use edible glue (1 tsp cmc/tylose to 180ml boiling water - mix it a bit, it will be lumpy, when it's cooled down put it in the fridge overnight and all the lumps mysteriously disappear. Keep it in a lidded container the fridge, it's good for about 3 weeks or maybe longer, but will start developing tiny black mold spores which are visible, so don't use it when that has happened. If you find it too thick to use, dilute with more water). 

post #22 of 39

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #23 of 39
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thanks everyone for the help

post #24 of 39
I watched the Craftsy video with Mariana Souza Bejeweled, Bedazzled, and something else. Anyway, when she made the jewel encrusted strip she measured the circumference (for this cake you'd want to measure after fondant has been applied and obviously at the base of each tier), then cut the shape out so the fondant would be resting on wax/parchments paper, then she carefully picks it up by the wax paper (so the fondant doesn't stretch) and places on a clean cookie sheet, then she brushes with gum glue and pours the beads on, pushing them down gently, pouring another size, pushing...she let it set up then wrapped around the cake. Beautiful and a much faster method then placing them all on individually!
post #25 of 39
Ok I misinformed on a couple things, first it was Bejeweled Wedding Cakes icon_wink.gif
And she didn't use any parchment (it's late and I was confusing a couple techniques in my head-that's what I get for trying to watch tv and type!) she measured, cut, then just picked up the fondant and placed on the cookie sheet. She used BC, but I'm sure gum glue would work also, then bottle by bottle she drizzled the Dragees over the strips, then she gently pushed them down and went back to fill in any gaps. She put the strips in the fridge for a few minutes for everything to firm up, then wrapped around the tiers.
post #26 of 39
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So, she was wrapping dragee covered strips of fondant around the cake? Was the cake already covered in fondant?

post #27 of 39

Anyone want to guess this one? I must have the answer because I made it myself, but I'll have to look it up.

 

post #28 of 39
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Anyone want to guess this one? I must have the answer because I made it myself, but I'll have to look it up.

 

I would say the tops are 7" and 10" tapered down to a 6" and a 9" 

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post #29 of 39
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I don't have guess but what an adorable cake!

post #30 of 39
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So, she was wrapping dragee covered strips of fondant around the cake? Was the cake already covered in fondant?

Yes, the cake was covered in fondant and she cut thin strips to attach too the cake-it just seemed faster and it was super cute! If you just look at her Craftsy class you'll see the cake by her picture.

I love the tapered sides!
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