I'm trying to make curly hair using buttercream, but all I end up with is a pile of squiggles. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I use a tip two or three and for small figures and make ringlets that go down the head, giving the person a part and bangs. You can fill in later if you have any "bald" spots. Having curly hair myself maybe helps! Curly hair isn't just one long squiggle. Think of making the hair one curly strand at a time and maybe that will help.
Several of my kids have curly hair on the pool cake I just uploaded today. Not sure if you can see it or not.
Have you ever used fondant, it would be much easier to make curly hair?
KathysCC - your cake is so cute!! I will try your method, but maybe with a slightly larger tip since I need to make a lot of hair. I think the volume of hair needed is partly why it looks like a pile of squiggles to me. Do you use a thin consistency or something stiffer that gives more definition to each strand?
Mommycakediva - I would prefer to make the curls with fondant, but the customer wants all bc.
Thank you both!
Do you use a thin consistency or something stiffer that gives more definition to each strand?
If you need a lot of hair. make one layer of ringlets and then another layer on top of that. That will make a really cute poofy hairdo.
I use a little stiffer icing, like what you would use to make roses. Stiff so it holds but not so stiff that it cracks. Let us know here on the thread when you post your cake picture. Would love to see it.
Oh her curls came out cute! That was a good idea to put yellow underneath. You did a great job!