Need Some Help To Make Clouds From Buttercream.

Decorating By Sabrina1978 Updated 20 May 2008 , 12:01am by Sabrina1978

Sabrina1978 Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:50pm
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I am making a baby shower cake for someone who is having a boy. I am thinking of doing fluffy white clouds for the border and for the top of the cake. Does anyone have any suggestions on what tip I use or any techniques?

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Kavingate Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:51pm
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I'd use a large-ish (maybe 5?) round tip. Practice on some wax paper until you get a look you like. Buttercream makes some pretty clouds. icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:25pm
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Depending on the size of the cake use a #12 round tip; vary your pressure and make reversed shells icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 19 May 2008 , 8:49pm
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I use a large star tip and a zig zag motion .... narrow at the beginning of the cloud, making it wide in the center and then narrow at the other end.

TheCakeShak Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:35pm
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I use those zip loc baggies and snip off a corner instead of using a tip.

For me, the baggies do the job! I do try a few clouds on wax paper first..

good luck......

Jayde Posted 19 May 2008 , 11:01pm
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I use a large round tip (I think I use a 5 too), and make small circles touching one another. I swirl the tip as I am piping. I posted my Curious George pic, dont laugh it was one of my firsts, but the way I make my clouds hasnt changed. Its in my phots if you want to look.

Sabrina1978 Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:01am
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Thank you everybody for all of your help!! Will post a pic when I get it done!

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