Best Way To Do Water For A Beach Cake....due Tomorrow!

Decorating By heartofoklahoma Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 4:04pm by maggiev777

heartofoklahoma Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:24pm
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Could anyone help me with the best way to do water on a beach cake? Is it white icing and tinted gel? If so what color of gel.
The cake is due tomorrow. Thank you so much in advance!

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CanadianCakin Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:27pm
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You can do the white icing with blue tinted gel or blue icing with non-tinted gel

sweetpea1972 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:27pm
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I usually either do a swirly mix of light blue and aqua icing with a bit of white on top for waves or get the clear piping gel and add a bit of blue/aqua.

HTH

Brenda0217 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:38pm
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I have read somwhere where you can use blue Jello for a water look, if you can carve into the cake a little , make your jello till it sets then put in your carved out area. Might work, I myself have not done it yet, but have seen the pictures and it looks just like water.

kilikina_24 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:43pm
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I always use piping gel tinted blue or an aqua color--super easy! For waves or splashes you can use some white buttercream mixed with just a tiny, little bit of the blue piping gel. I have some examples in my photos.

misserica Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:44pm
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I just did one at the bakery I work for and I used piping gel tinted blue and I did not mix it up all the way so it was sort of "streaked" blue. HTH

heartofoklahoma Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:44pm
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okay ...........thank you everyone! I will play around with it and I will post a pic when I am done! Thanks!

susanscakecreations Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:45pm
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Check out the beach cake I just did.......I don't know if this is what you want, but mine is just blue fondant.......with white buttercream waves......you can use piping gel colored blue if you need a "watery" ocean............

(I hope this comes up!)

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1393699

heartofoklahoma Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:52pm
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Smartin40 thank you and I do like the cake you just made. She wants buttercream, the fondant looks great! Thank again!!

MLand Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 3:53pm
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Glad you asked, because I was thinking last night it was bout time to try a beach/summery cake! I have also heard bout doing the jello water.

mareg Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 4:02pm
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I used piping gel with blue color. Turned out great for my pool cake.

susanscakecreations Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by heartofoklahoma

Smartin40 thank you and I do like the cake you just made. She wants buttercream, the fondant looks great! Thank again!!




Thanks! I just left a little white with the blue fondant, and made it
kind of 'swirly'.......looked pretty good!!!!
Good luck, and can't wait to see a pic!!!!!

maggiev777 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 4:04pm
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I use blue icing underneath and blue gel on top (kinda swirled and messy looking like water, not smoothed).

Have fun!

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