Make A pearl Necklace Cake Decoration
This pretty little 'Pearl necklace cake decoration' is really quick and easy to make.
The versatile design lends itself to any number of special celebrations from Bridal Showers to Wedding Anniversaries and Special Birthdays.
We have created ours in the classic pearl shade, using our favourite lustre dust 'Mother Of Pearl'
by Sugarflair. But you can interpret the design in any way you like, perhaps using alternative colours, creating a second row of pearls or making the plaque bigger to suit a larger celebration cake
We love using these edible pearls (left) in our
designs, they're so easy to make.
We know you can get lots of fabulous moulds to
help you make perfect pearls, but we're not
re-creating the 'Crown Jewels' here, just a simple little decoration. You will only need a few, so we
make them by hand using the method shown below, which personally is far more satisfying.
These Metallic Food Paints by 'Rainbow Dust' (below) are 100% edible and are available
in a fantastic range of colours.
To create a really vibrant necklace, make the pearls as in step 1) below and leave to dry.
Attach to your cake decoration as shown in step 8) and leave to dry again.
Finally give a couple of coats of metallic paint in your choice of colour.
Tip: Make the pearls using a similar colour sugarpaste to the paint you intend to use.
That way if you miss a couple of bits it won't show so much.
A word of warning you will need a steady hand!
Please read the notes relating to Sugarpaste, Lustre Dust, Edible Pearls, Sugar Glue and Round Cutters, published on the Vintage Fan Cake Decoration page, before commencing
with this decoration.
If making this decoration using plain sugarpaste, instead of paste containing a gum additive,
omit stage 5)in the method shown below.
The paste will be too soft to make holes in and will be liable to tear.
150grm Sugarpaste Rolling pin
Sugar glue Plain round cutter approx 9.8cm
Edible lustre dust Plain round cutter approx 7.8cm
Icing sugar/cornflour for dusting Soft dusting brush
Ribbon Brush for glue
Round ended tool (cake dowel)