How Do You Make Fluffy Clouds Look

Decorating By Molly2 Updated 3 Jul 2007 , 8:01pm by azeboi2005

Molly2 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 6:56pm
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I will be making a cake next week with a sky scene I have seen cakes on here that do this and in the sky the have fluffy clouds could someone please help me and tell me how thats done


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Molly2 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:31pm
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springlakecake Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:51pm
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I use a tip 12 with buttercream and just sort of randomly puff it up. Is that the kind you are referring to? I have a couple of examples in my gallery (Thomas the train and winnie the pooh)

Erika513x2 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:54pm
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using icing pipe with tip 12 and on a 45 degree angle use strong pressure and gently pull back , or you can just stop and smooth out the tip of the cloud with some powder sugar.

Badeerah Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:54pm
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You would need to use like tip#12 or a little bigger and just pipe little rounds onto the cake. You may need to flatten down the peak with a powder sugared finger. I hope this helps.

gramofgwen Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:55pm
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I also pipe them on with the #12 tip. then I take an icing spatula and "fluff" them up a bit. icon_smile.gif

Erika513x2 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:56pm
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you can also do it in a back n forth motion to give it some texture

Molly2 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 7:56pm
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first of all your cakes are wonderful and yes thats it thanks for the help

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azeboi2005 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 8:01pm
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when i do clouds i use tip 12 or larger with a medium-thin consistency (allows the icing to have a more fluid "fluffy" look) and make "blobs" for a 3D look i build upon the other. to avoid the peeks before lifting your tip stop all pressure and with a swirling motion slide the tip off the cloud.

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