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« on: July 13, 2007 08:53:19 AM »

I made these two weddding cake tiaras from wire and crystal beads for my son's wedding that took place on 07.07.07. (lucky date!)
It looked good as it was very sparkly under the lights.
Anyway, my DIL was delighted with it, and that's the main thing.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007 08:56:20 AM »

Beautiful!!  What wire did you use that was able to keep its shape so well?
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007 09:58:17 AM »

It's lovely! Isn't it good to have family that appreciates what you do as well? And you can keep the tiaras afterwards as well! Great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007 10:06:24 AM »

Are the bride and groom edible, too?  Sorry, that sounds kind of creepy.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007 09:47:55 AM »

Thanks for all your kind words. 
Craftyhandbags, the bride and groom are edible in theory being made of fondant icing.  I didn't make these, Julie's friend did.  Julie likes them, so she is going to coat them in varnish or something to see if it will preserve them.  If you know of a better way, let me know, please.
Haylie, the wire I used was 0.4mm silver plated wire and the crystals were Swarovski bicones in pale blue and clear.  There are also some silver plated heart beads there as well.  Obviously, I could not get a tiara base big enough to go round a cake so I had to improvise with the metal boning that is meant for corsets and bodices.  It has a plastic coating on it which doesn't come off so I had to wrap silver ribbon around the base after it was all made (tricky, that!)
Then, I carefully lowered each "crown" on to the cake and it was done.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2007 04:18:11 AM »

she is going to coat them in varnish or something to see if it will preserve them.  If you know of a better way, let me know, please.


When I make salt dough and want to keep it for a very long time ( some I've had for 5-6 years now that the children made) I varnish them with Yacht Varnish. I'm talking about the real stuff for boats. It is very thick, clear, and smelly - you must do it outoors. It takes 24hrs to dry or thereabouts.
However- I would strongly advise you to try on a spare bit of fondant first to make sure the icing does not dissolve with the varnish!!! I think your try out should have a detail as fine as the faces to make sure.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2007 06:49:51 AM »

You did a great job, it's a beautiful cake!  Kudos to the fondant crafter as well!

About preserving them,  I would go to www.ladycakes.com and ask there.  It's a wonderful forum of cake decorators, lots of experts there who will help you with the right method of preserving them.  You have to pay to see the forums with pictures, but there are open discussion forums you can get to for nothing.  They also have a free trial membership, so you can do that.
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