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Whether it is a simple monogram or a full jeweled crown, the latest “fashion” for cakes is the accessories that sit atop or fill in around the delectable tower. And don’t think there isn’t an array of choices for cake jewelry besides the shape, taste and color of the cake itself. There are whole companies now solely devoted to making and customizing cake toppers. Some of these toppers are so extravagant that they end up being the main focus of the cake décor, as in the case of the “beaded trim,” which consists of crystal ribbons up to 1.5 inches in height, and which line the different tiers of the cake.
Other accessories include rhinestone flowers to accentuate the layers, and crystal cake drops which resemble a fountain shape with crystal tears at the ends to be placed at the top. So, if you are someone who wants a non-edible cake decoration to last you for years to come as a souvenir of your prized dessert, “cake jewelry” can be a great alternative to sugar flowers and can dazzle your cake even more than you ever imagined!
[Below:] A rhinestoe cake crown as seen by Decorating Studio
Image by http://www.decoratingstudio.com / Photo by http://www.decoratingstudio.com/Wedding_Bridal/rhinestone_teardrop_cake_crown.html
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I saw this on Cake Boss – a girl got Buddy to put millions of dollars of jewels on a cake. It was cool!
Post # 4
Aside from the fact that this seems like a very spammy thread, this makes me wonder at what point does a cake go from being a food to being an object of beauty that cannot or should not be eaten?
I mean, I know a lot of people aren’t very fond of the taste of fondant, but it’s used because you can craft such beautiful things out of it. But then some cakes take it a step farther and become constructs that need support beams of all kinds to hold them together. Now we’re adding jewels to them?
At what point do cakes become inedible art pieces that are just part of the wedding decor?
Post # 5
@eagle: That sounds very interesting!
@scottsouth: You raise a good point. I think it is possible to go overboard with the bling. However, pastry professionals do offer edible bling and I think a few tasteful decorations and/or a topper can enhance the look of the cake without going over the top. It all is your personal preference, of course.