Please Help Me!!

Decorating By gabitusm Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 4:14am by gabitusm

gabitusm Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 2:52am
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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

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Kitagrl Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:04am
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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.

gabitusm Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:11am
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it's a fondant lion! You think royal icing with tip 1? Thanks thanks!!

Sugarflowers Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:11am
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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. icon_smile.gif


Sugarflowers Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 3:14am
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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.


gabitusm Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:14am
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Thank you very much for your prompt answers, cc members rock!. I will let you know how it turns out.

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