Post # 1
Okay bee’s… I need your help! I ordered letters to DIY my initial cake topper, but I can’t decide whether I want to glitter them, or rhinestone them. Here are some examples.
Just to give you an idea of my cake. I wanted to model the cake after my dress… so I am doing a 4 tier square cake. The first and 3rd layer will be quilted with edible diamonds on where some of the diamonds cross with pink ribbon trim at the bottom, while the 2nd and 4th tier will have small rosettes with pearls in the center with orange ribbon trim at the bottom.
Post # 3
I’m a rhinestone fan – but I’m wouldn’t want the topper to distract from the work on the cake. Do you have a picture of those edible diamonds? or what it would kind of look like?
Post # 4
Okay bare with me… i pieced this cake together from a bunch of different pictures, so here we go.
@oracle: The edible diamonds look like this.
The quilting will be like this
Rosettes look like this:
That actually shows how the edible diamonds look on the cake as well. We’re using pearls instead, but it gives a visual.
This helps give a visual with the ribbons and what not.
Post # 5
Oh… and the rosettes aren’t as big as they are in that picture. Take out the 3rd layer of the rosette and that’s probably about how big they are.
Post # 6
I think the glitter looks very pretty, but I really like the rhinestones. My cake topper is rhinestones and its beautiful 🙂
Post # 7
I really love the first cake topper picture, with glitter. I think since you have a lot of bling & things going on in your cake already, the topper with rhinestones would overwhelm it a little bit.
Post # 8
I think the rhinestones would work great with the diamonds!
Post # 11
Glitter! The rhinestone thing can tend to look overkill.
Post # 12
Glitter is more subtle, but still beautiful. Be sure to spray it with something to hold the glitter in place or you will eat it!
Post # 13
I would be afraid of glitter falling off. So I vote rhinestones. At least you can see them and pick them off if something falls off.
Post # 14
I think more than anything, you need to consider how much time you’re willing to put into the project.
If you’re only willing to put a hour’s worth of work into this, you may want to go the glitter route. If you’re willing to put 3 – 5 hours worth of work (and a little more money), then go the rhinestone route.
Personally, I like the rhinestones and actually strassed a pair of shoes (that took me 30 hours to complete). Although I love the look, if I could go back, I probably would have glittered because it’s ALOT less time consuming.
Post # 15
@YSQueen: That was one of my biggest deciding factors… especially considering I decided to take on the tedious task of making ALL my bridesmaids gifts and have 2 weeks until the wedding and still haven’t finished… so, I’m thinking the glitter route would be the easiest.
As far as it falling off, etc… I put a lot of thought into that… even the thought of spray painting them and then putting them on a cake that you eat really threw me off. My answer… the cake is covered in fondant, which I don’t like anyway and will be peeling off. Also, the cake topper goes on the top layer, so if there were any fall-off, it would be on the top layer which is our anniversary layer that we eat a year later. I’m not too worried about that lol!
Thanks ladies for your input!!! I’ll post and let you know how they turn out 🙂
Post # 16
Why not try both, extra bling! 🙂