Have you eyed the bottles of pearls at your local hobby store? I have and I can never justify buying them in every color... will I ever use that many? I have the perfect solution ....make your own!
Gold pearls for an upcoming 50th anniversary party
You will need :
fondant (white or dyed a color of your preference)
Vodka or Gumpaste Glue (recipe here)
mason jar or clear glass (not pictured)
petal dust or shimmer powder (not pictured)
Roll your fondant to the desired thickness..
the thicker you roll, the bigger your pearl.
Press the straw into the fondant to make a circle. This keeps your pearls uniform in size.
Circles ready to be rolled
Roll the fondant into balls ..sorry, this is out of focus, hard to take pictures
of yourself without making them blurry.
Pearl ready for dusting
Sprinkle a generous amount of pearl dust in your jar /glass
If your fondant is dyed, you can use pearl white to give it a shimmer in
whatever color you wish.
Add your fondant pearls to the jar. See the white one in the bottom left corner?
it will soon be gold
Swirl the jar around several times to give it a good coat. This works better if the pearls are not dried for more than 10-15 minutes.
Whalah, custom gold pearls!
Flower ready for the pearl center
Apply some gumpaste glue or vodka to the flower
Set the pearl on top..and you have yourself a pretty little flower
I use paint trays to dry my flowers. Michael's sells them for 99cents each..
so much easier than using flower cups.