I am soooo new to cake decorating and I want to make a penguin themed cake. How do I make a "water effect" on the top of my cake to look like a lake?
Get some piping gel and tint it blue. Here is a link to Wilton, but you can usually buy it where you buy cake supplies. Walmart and Michaels carry it.
Hope this helps...
i'm sure there are many ways - but i've painted fondant with gel colour...see my "ocean wonders" cake in my photos
Try tinting some piping gel with a little blue gel or liquid color.
Oooo Oooo I know this one...color piping gel with a tiny bit of paste icing (food) color. Pipe it on where you want it then you can use the back of a spoon to dip into it and pull up making it look like waves. Otherwise, just swirl it around with the back of a spoon. Hope this helps. I did this a couple times. Look at the water around my son's castle cake I made him. (see attached)
Funny! Someone else posted a similar topic at almost the exact same time as you.
Here's the link in case anything on that thread is of assistance to you. http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-562305.html
Let me add, if you want a still water look, Toba Garrett's Cookie GlacÃ© recipe would work really well. Just be sure to pipe a good buttercream border (around the lake area) so the glaze doesn't spread. I used it on my last cake (I wasn't going for a water effect) and my kids were, "Oooh! It's like icy water!" It was so smooth and shiny in person.