How To Give My Cake The Real Cowhair Look???

Decorating By dutchmuffin Updated 12 Aug 2008 , 7:11pm by dutchmuffin

dutchmuffin Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 10:08pm
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Hello All of you,
This topic comes from the Netherlands in Europe. I'm very addicted with cake-decorating. I'm planning to make a cake sculptured as a cow with black and white spots. I don't know how to give my cow-cake the look of cow-hair. Who can give me advice how to create hair as a cow on my fondant??? thank you for the golden tip.
bye,
from Dutch muffin

8 replies
JanH Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 5:08am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, dutchmuffin. icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-2926-.html

How to make a fondant spotted cow cake:

http://www.pastrywiz.com/cakes/cowcake.htm

HTH

dragonflydreams Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 6:25am
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. . . I love the texture on this cake . . . she explains the tool she used on the comments section (I think I even PM'd her and she sent me a photo of what she used - but alas, I accidentally deleted my messages one day recently icon_cry.gif ) . . . . http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1235001

ceshell Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 6:31am
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Jan that cake is soooooo darned cute!

dutchmuffin, I think if you covered it in fondant like in the link Jan provided, you could use something to stipple/brush the fondant to texturize it to give it the look of hair. Since cow hair lays flat and is really rather smooth, I don't think I would try to make actual hair with icing using, say, the grass tip. It would look like Elmo the cow LOL. I think a smooth fondant finish still looks nice, it's so slick looking you don't need the literal "hair" look to get the message across icon_smile.gif.

Here are two carved horse cakes that use bc or fondant to achieve a nice finish, but they look terrific without a hairlike texture http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1226083 and http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=108731

A 3d cow, covered in fondant (thus no actual 'hair' texture) http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1204612

This one it looks like she DID texturize it, maybe PM her for advice? http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1225749

HTH!

eta: OMG Dragonflydreams that Bear cake is awesome! Thanks for sharing thumbs_up.gif

dutchmuffin Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 10:28am
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Wow, it's really nice to have such quick answers. I'll take a look now and try it all. If it's done I will post it on this forum( I will try).
Thank you,
regards, dutch muffin

burgderb Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 11:18am
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www.michellesugarart.co.uk/cakes/gallery.php
Check out the link above, she has an almost life size cow that was done for a wedding, it looks absolutely real, fabulous award winning work, very inspiring

dragonflydreams Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 4:52pm
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. . . icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif . . . I had alittle difficulty navigating that site and finding the cow cake . . . icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif . . . but once I did, I sure wouldn't want anyone else to miss it . . . http://www.michellesugarart.co.uk/cakes/cow.php . . . the whole site is work a second look . . . thanx for sharing the link . . . thumbs_up.gif

ceshell Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 5:09pm
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HOLY COW!!

(I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself.)

dutchmuffin Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 7:11pm
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I just looked at the site , these cakes look so real, I'm glad that I.m not the one who has to put the knife in it...scarey. I'm gonna ask her how she got that hairy look. Thank you all, you are nice people overthere in US.
regards from dutch muffin ( Netherlands) in Europe. thumbs_up.gif

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