Friday, February 12, 2010
This was an interesting challenge to make a tiara that was entirely edible to sit on a regal type cake. I made Mexican paste as it would dry hard and quickly too. I drew my pattern onto paper then stuck it onto a cylinder. I then covered the pattern in parchment paper and started to create the shapes using a sugar craft gun. Once it was dry I sprayed it with gold edible lustre spray. Last of all I added silver dragees and a jelly bean , sticking them with gold coloured royal icing. As you can see from the photo I quilted the cake , added a square of purple icing which I trimmed with gold and embossed. Finally I made four tassels from icing and dusted them gold before attaching them to the sides. The tiara is stuck on using royal icing.