Add Elegance to Your Cakes! How to String Fondant Pearls

fondant pearls

Strings of fondant pearls are the perfect touch for an exquisite cake! Now, you can learn to make these incredibly beautiful strings of fondant pearls in a few simple steps.



  • Fondant
  • Pearl mold (You can make it without a pearl mold, just be sure your pearls are all the same size.)
  • Knife
  • Pearl luster dust
  • Clean sewing pin
  • Fishing line (I used 8lb line)

Step 1:

Make your fondant pearls.

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Step 2:

Cut them into separate pearls.

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Step 3:

Then roll one at a time in the palm of your hand until it is a nice uniform ball.

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Step 4:

Once they are all formed into balls let them sit for about 4- 5 minutes so they can form a light crust on the outside.

Step 5:

Using a clean sewing pin, poke a hole through each pearl making sure to keep their shape.

Note: Fondant may build up on your sewing pin which can cause your pearls to be misshapen. Simply scratch off the accumulated fondant and continue working.

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Step 6:

Use the sewing pin again, place the pin through the same hole as before. This will help to make sure the fishing wire will go through easily.

Step 7:

Let them dry for a few more minutes, then cut the fishing line to the length you desire. Remember you want extra fishing line so you can trim the string of pearls to the right length.

Step 8:

Feed the fishing line through each fondant pearl. Be very gentle with the pearls as they are still soft.

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Step 9:

Once all of your fondant pearls are strung, you can go back over them with a light dusting of pearl luster dust to give them a finished look!

step 9 fondant pearl cake

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Photo via Wings of Glory Photography

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