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
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
Monzis ( http://www.monzis.com/carvedcakes_by_robin.htm ) 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.
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.