Best Tip For White Dog Fur

Decorating By bellasmom08 Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 11:48pm by cylstrial

bellasmom08 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 2:49pm
post #1 of 18

Hi everyone! I know someone on here told me what was the BEST tip to use for fur (not the grass one)! Can you please tell me again!

Thanks,

Joan

17 replies
cylstrial Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:26am
post #2 of 18

I have a dog cake coming up soon - so I could use the help as well. Thanks!!

TheBlonde Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:29am
post #3 of 18

Why not use the grass tip? I've never done dog fur with it but I'm sure it could work....

2SchnauzerLady Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:35am
post #4 of 18

Take a look at this photo, I believe she used a grass tip for this little guys fur!
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1344993.html

lngo Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 4:12am
post #5 of 18

You can use the star tip. This is a bad comparison, BUT have you seen those Walmart cupcakes? It's two cupcakes frosted with a star tip to look like a white dog. I think the star tip is also what they use for the cupcake dogs on the cover of "Hello Cupcake."
LL

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 7:25am
post #6 of 18

That's just scary. It looks dead, with the tongue hanging out like that. icon_eek.gif

xstitcher Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 7:57am
post #7 of 18

Have you seen the hello cupcake book? It looks like they used a leaf tip for the fur to me (at least the size of the pic on line does):

Here's the book:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0618829253/?tag=cakecentral-20

KathysCC Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 11:03am
post #8 of 18

I've done a lot of fur and there is nothing more realistic than the grass tip. See my dogs on this cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1013413

I have seen a star tip used, a small one, where you draw out long (maybe one inch or so) snakes for fur like the boy's hair on this cake I made.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1241657

I have also seen the leaf tip but that seems to work better for a feather look.

I just can't imagine what other effect you might be looking for.

bellasmom08 Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 12:47pm
post #9 of 18

Thank you everyone for your replies!

Loved seeing your cake examples! I found my tip that I thought I had lost! LOL It's the 233 and I guess it's for grass or fur!

You guys ROCK!

Joan

sugar_cove Posted 29 Aug 2009 , 4:14pm
post #10 of 18

I just attended a cake carving demo by Bronwen Weber earlier this week, she demoed, of all things, a dog cake. She did it in an 1 1/2 and it looked awesome.

The question of dog fur did come up, and although she airbrushed hers, she suggested creating dog fur by brushing on buttercream icing (*with a fan brush) onto your fondant covered dog cake.

Click on my blog link below to see pics of Bronwen's dog cake and a run down of the evening icon_biggrin.gif

paula19 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:13am
post #11 of 18

I used star tip #21 on my sculpted dog cake. I think it gave it a nice effect

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1380547

paula19 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 6:22am
post #12 of 18

Wow. sugar_cove, it's pretty cool that you attended a demo by Bronwen Weber thumbs_up.gif And the fan brush idea sounds like a good idea. I'm sure I will do a dog cake again later, so next time i'll try that. Thanks for the tip icon_biggrin.gif

lthiele Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 9:25am
post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by KathysCC

I've done a lot of fur and there is nothing more realistic than the grass tip. See my dogs on this cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1013413




Gosh KathysCC - that's some stiff buttercream, I bet your wrist was sore after that cake! icon_eek.gif

cylstrial Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:26pm
post #14 of 18

Does anyone know what tip Buddy used on Cake Boss for the rabbit's fur?

icer101 Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:40pm
post #15 of 18

for goodness sakes.. someone said the doggie from the wal mart was scarry. hello? the one from bronwen webbers class.. is "SCARRY".. not even pretty..but that is jmo.... ha!

Skirt Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 5:42pm
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Does anyone know what tip Buddy used on for the rabbit's fur?




Do we have to bring up that scary rabbit again? I found it a bit freaky looking..
Can't remember the tip he used but I do remember he used RI, not BC...

lngo Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 8:05pm
post #17 of 18

icon_lol.gif I can't stop laughing! Sounds like we've all seen our fair share of scary edible animals!

cylstrial Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 11:48pm
post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skirt

Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Does anyone know what tip Buddy used on for the rabbit's fur?



Do we have to bring up that scary rabbit again? I found it a bit freaky looking..
Can't remember the tip he used but I do remember he used RI, not BC...




LOL! icon_lol.gif Sorry! icon_redface.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%