I think I have spent many hours of my time searching the best way to do a lion's mane. I'm going carazy... tip 1, royal icing and piping gel? grass tip? should I make it out of fondant?? I've seen some many pretty lions here, can somebody please please tell me how to do it?!!!
Thank you very much
Depends on how you are doing the cake....I'd use the grass tip or a star tip....or if you are doing fondant you could use a clay extruder to make fondant fur....its probably easier out of royal icing though, and faster.
it's a fondant lion! You think royal icing with tip 1? Thanks thanks!!
This is just off the top of my head, but I would use a large star tip to get the "fur" built up quickly and then use a barely damp brush to tame the mane. This is using buttercream, warm water, and a medium sized artist's brush. This way you can get a furrier look to the main without it looking like the main tool that you used. Oh yeah, I would use moderately stiff buttercream.
I hope this makes sense. I can see it in my head at least.
Since it's fondant, I suggest using royal icing with same technique.
Using a tip 1 is going to take a long time and kill your hand.
Thank you very much for your prompt answers, cc members rock!. I will let you know how it turns out.