Water Effect

Decorating By bakescakes1227 Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 2:24pm by jlynnw

bakescakes1227 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 2:13am
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I am making a cake for Sunday that has a stream/river running through it. I have seen several episodes of Cake Boss and AOC where they use some sort of sugary substance to create the water effect. please help! any suggestions?
thank you,
Stephanie in Oregon

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SJ169 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 2:27am
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If you look at my pictures i have done some cakes with waterfalls.

If that is the water effect you want to achieve I half mix some white and blue buttercream together and then put it on the cake in the design i want, and then i dye piping gel blue and the coat the buttercream.

Good luck!

sweetcravings Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 2:27am
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You could use piping gel tinted blue OR I have seen it done on tv where they crumple up tin foil to provide the movement of the water and then they pour hot colored sugar overtop. It hardens and takes on the shape of the foil.

prterrell Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:08am
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Tinted piping gel is the easiest way to do "water".

bakescakes1227 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 2:02pm
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Thanks SJ169!

jlynnw Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 2:24pm
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I make a marble swirl in fondant with shades of blue, strech the fondant with the marble lines the length of the stream. Make sure you leave some white. I add luster dust or jel. I also have made jello jel for a flat stream. Second pic won't load. It is in my photos, Barbie as Mariposa

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