Top a cake with a glitzy, glamorous beaded ring cake topper or keep everything on the cake edible and make the ring from fondant. Make the cake for an engagement party or a wedding reception. You can top it with a single ring or embellish the tiers of the cake with miniature beaded or edible rings using your choice of colours to coordinate with the event's colour scheme.
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Things you need
- Medium-gauge jewellery wire
- Thin-nose pliers
- Waxed paper
- Lustre dust
- Lemon juice
Cut a piece of medium-gauge jewellery wire to a length of approximately 12 inches. This piece of wire will make a ring with a diameter of approximately 4 inches. Make the piece of wire smaller for a small cake topper or augment the length for an even larger cake topper.
Thread the beads of your choice onto the wire, leaving ¼-inch to ½-inch empty at each end.
Use a pair of thin-nosed pliers to twist the two ends of the wire together to make the circle.
Spread the excess ends of the wires open to make a "V" shape.
Insert the ends of the wires into the top of the cake.
Use your hands to roll out a piece of fondant into a tubular shape. The length of the fondant should equal approximately 10 inches for a cake topper with a diameter of about 4 inches. Modify the length of the fondant to accommodate a larger or smaller ring.
Shape the fondant into a circle.
Moisten the ends of the fondant with a little bit of water and press the ends together. Smooth the fondant gently over the seam line between the two pieces.
Place the ring onto a piece of waxed paper to dry for 24 hours.
Combine two spoonfuls of lustre dust with a little bit of lemon juice. Add enough of the lemon juice to make the mixture liquid. Paint the fondant ring with the mixture to give the ring a glittery shine.
Tips and warnings
- Make the fondant ring look metallic by using a white fondant for a silver or platinum ring, or yellow fondant for a gold or bronze ring. Mix the lemon juice with silver or gold lustre dust and paint the ring.
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