Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
by Sarah Harvey
(Granbury Texas USA)
I made this cake for a friend of mine 2 months ago, she used diamond paperweights as center pieces so, I wanted to incorporate that into her cake.
How I did it
It is a stacked 3 tier white cake with strawberry filling, and butter cream icing with a pearl dusting. The rhinestone borders are individual rhinestone chains that I glued on to a ribbon and attached them with a flower pin. The crystal cake topper whas ordered online.
I was given a budget, so I used boxed cake mix, and added a box of vanilla pudding for every 3 boxes of mix. For the strawberry gel center, I used Smuckers strawberry jam, which has a thick consistency but is very cheap.
Since the cake is butter cream, dusting the pearl on with a fondant duster, would have dented it, so I used a feather. It worked well, without denting the icing. I hope that my ideas help you :)