heres a picture of the completed cake- at my wedding.
I wanted an initials monogram cake top- and i saw gorgeous ones online for 100 $ apiece. I figured if i bought them- a 3 letter set would be between 150- 200 $. heres an expensive version.
I bought the cheaper plastic silver version online. I think they are 5 or 6 inches. I think each one was about 6 bucks apiece- i searched for 3 days online to find the best deal- in a font that i didnt find totally hideous- or one that was so scrolly that the letters couldnt be read.
I put some swarovski crystals in various sizes on the top corners of each letter with only a few schmears of E600 glue. I also only put down enough glue for about 4 beads at a time. I wet a tooth pic and pic them up and place them down that way. I have a wax dop stick- but it was too big- and holds on too well to the beads sometimes.
i also wanted orchids cascading- with some bead sprigs poking out. I used some real Swarovski beads in Topaz, clear , and light colorado. (and some cheap acrylic brown beads also.) I just hand twisted them in lil groups. they were bicones and rounds. here's the beads outside the cake...
a close up of some beads on the actual cake. ... I think i had about 7 sprigs of them all together. The Orchids and the wire weren't covered or coated. we just stabbed them in the cake- haha No one got sick- so i guess it was alright.
heres a pic of us actually cutting into it- were co cute!
and after the wedding my cake initials live on in my plants....