Using Real Rhinestone Beads or Necklaces as a Cake Border
by Renee Shelton
Ideas for Cake Decorating, Wedding Cake Design, and Three Dimensional Cake Art
shaped cake with metal and rhinestone studded chain as a border for the cake.
The rhinestones and the unique shape were specified by bride.
Made for wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel by Renee Shelton.
Original design from a request from bride.
Basic instructions and ideas for using rhinestones, pearls, or other long chains of jewelry as a border for a cake.
Octogon-like shaped cake: square tiers have each corner off
enhancing the shape and leaving four large sides and
four shorter sides on each tier.
Cake is covered in rolled fondant
and topped with a bow made of rolled fondant.
At the bottom of each stacked tier, there is a smooth, flat border
of piped buttercream that showcases a long strip of beautiful rhinestones that the bride
brought in for her cake. To apply the rhinestones,
start at one point of the border of the cake tiers (preferably at the back) and slowly
and evenly follow the border of the buttercream
with one hand while holding the rest in the other
hand and guiding to finish. The use of a cake wheel is recommended.
As you turn it to finish one cake side and continue to the next, the hand with the
rhinestones can hold the bulk while the other can move the turntable.
In my case, my right hand held the rhinestones for guiding
and my left followed the border and turned the wheel as needed.
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