Help With A Fish Cake How Do I Make It?

Decorating By mylee15 Updated 30 Aug 2008 , 7:40pm by JodieF

mylee15 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:37pm
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hi guys, im wanting to do a cake for my father in law like the fish below added as an attachment
it looks airbrushed??? i dont have an air brush, any ideas how i would get similar effect? I presume its from sugar paste, what colour sugar paste should i start with? is it painted? or tinted ?? i want it to look realistic as possible

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armywifebryan Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 5:07am
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Well, if you don't have an airbrush try using the petal dust and brush your color on. I would start with the fondant/gumpaste already tinted in the lightest color and build up the darker colors from there with the powders. Good luck! HTH


7yyrt Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 7:06pm
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Monzis ( ) says -
"The One That Got Away!"

The fish is carved white cake covered with fondant and air brushed.

Fondant pieces and buttercream icing are used to create splashes.
I'd use a grayish fondant and play with the petal/luster dusts.

JodieF Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 7:40pm
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When I made my fish cake, I covered the RKT with white fondant. Then I mixed Wilton paste colors with a little water and then kindof sponged it on, doing it in layers. I started with light brown and worked my way out to the green, then brown again on top. It turned out really well.
You can see it in my photos.


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