To make this recipe, you will need:
- White fondant (or marzipan or chocolate plastic)
- Luster dust (available at cake decorating stores, and some craft stores)
- Clear alcohol or clear flavored extract like orange or lemon
- Round piping tip(s)
Begin by kneading the fondant until it is smooth and supple. The amount of fondant you use depends on how many pearls you require, and the size of the pearls you make. It’s always a good idea to be generous in your estimate of how much fondant you need, but I am often surprised at how many small pearls I can get out of even a quarter pound of fondant.