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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

Rhinestone Cake by Renee Shelton

Octogon-like 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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