How Do I Make Scales On A Mermaid Tail?

Decorating By sweetteeth Updated 21 May 2008 , 12:49am by cathyscakes

sweetteeth Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:07pm
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Hi -- I am beginning to work on my daughter's 4th bday cake -- she wants a Little Mermaid on it. I have gotten lots of great inspiration from CC, and I love the mermaids I have seen made out of fondant, gumpaste, etc. my question is -- how do I make the scales on the tail? The ones I have seen on CC look so good -- do you use an impression mat of some sort or is there another method?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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chutzpah Posted 18 May 2008 , 7:14pm
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Use a round tip and press a half-moon into the fondant. Use either the large end or the small (like a 10 or 12 tip) depending on the size of the tail.

sweetteeth Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:45am
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Great! Thanks so much for your help -- wish me luck!


mamacc Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:20pm
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For scales I either cut out circles, or use a round tip to make indentations....

Copacabanya Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:30pm
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I did a fish with tip 81. If she's small, then that might work for you. I posted about it and included pictures if that would help.


PennieK Posted 20 May 2008 , 1:34pm
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For this cake I used an allen wrench and it worked really well

diane Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:15pm
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Shyanne_Mommy Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:36pm
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Like Anya was has said I was going to suggest tip 81 is perfect!!

cathyscakes Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:49am
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I used a drinking straw, worked great

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