What Tip Should I Use For Golden Retriever Fur?

Decorating By amyfruity Updated 28 Oct 2009 , 1:53am by Tee-Y

amyfruity Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:36pm
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I'm making a golden retriever cake and was wondering if anyone could give me advice on which tip to use for the fur? I have smoothed the icing on the body and want to add some fur around the chest, legs, ears, etc. I was thinking of using the grass tip but that seems a bit stringy to me......Does anyone have advice on which tip would look better?

Thanks so much!
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22 replies
tiggy2 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 8:57pm
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Try an open star, maybe 16, 18 or 20.

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 3:52pm
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Thanks for the suggestion, Tiggy2. Ok...so I used tip #18 and didn't like it so I pulled off the icing....Then I tried the grass tip....That didn't look right at all.....So I went back to the open star tip #18 (thanks for the suggestion...It worked better than the grass)....It still doesn't look quite right......Any suggestions if I do it again? Her toenails need to be trimmed...made those a bit long.... icon_biggrin.gif

cabecakes Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:03pm
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I saw the most adorable dog done on youtube the other day (all in fondant). He used scissors to snip the fondant to make it look like fur. It worked GREAT. He did a cocker spaniel.

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:08pm
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Cabecakes....Do you have a link to the video?

cabecakes Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:10pm
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Here you go[/url]

cabecakes Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:12pm
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Well, that didn't work let me try it again.

baycheeks1 Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:14pm
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Use the tip that you use for hair and grass...it has like 8 or more little openings...hold on lemme find it...I have one. If you look in my pics I used it for elmo and cookie monsters hair and for grass...Wilton tip #234...it has all the little openings on it.

Thats the one...it works for hair really good...well like furry things...

cabecakes Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:19pm
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Well, I was wrong, he didn't cut with scissors. He used a tool of some sort to cut into the fondant. Still looks great though. I'm going to try to attach the link again. But just in case it doesn't work just go to youtube and search dog cakes. It's the first one to come up.

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:20pm
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Baycheeks1....I tried that tip first but didn't like the way it looked....It just didn't look like golden retriever fur.....It looked to stringy to me......I should have taken a picture before I took it off.....

Cabecakes....That video is AMAZING! I don't think my skill level is there yet....

cabecakes Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:20pm
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There that one worked.

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:21pm
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I wish I was that talented! Something to strive for... icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for posting the video. icon_smile.gif

baycheeks1 Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:22pm
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These are the pics I was talkin about...

baycheeks1 Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:24pm
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Sorry I posted the pic before I saw your comment...ok well then I'm not sure what to use...

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:25pm
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Those are cute Elmo cupcakes! icon_smile.gif The grass tip fur just didn't look right to me.....Maybe I'll try fondant next time....

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:27pm
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No problem.....I want an excuse to do cookie monster cupcakes.....They're too cute! I'll have to look at your pictures for that one...My mom used to buy them for us from the store when I was a kid..... icon_smile.gif

smitakasargod Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:32pm
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The lady who made the dog cake on youtube is Elisa Strauss from confetti cakes. She has been on the food network challenge and is an amazing artist.

amyfruity Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 4:34pm
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I have her book, 'Confetti Cakes for Kids'.....Absolutely and totally AMAZING! I want to do all of the ones in the book! icon_biggrin.gif

cabecakes Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 1:56pm
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OP, maybe you could start out with something small like a cupcake. Stick a marshmallow to the cupcake for a nose and roll up some fondant for the eyebrows. Then cover in fondant. Just for the practice of the fur technique. Make some floppy fondant ears. I might have to try that myself to see how it turns out. Or maybe just some small cakes and just carve the head.

Tee-Y Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 8:01pm
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I'm thinking you can just put the icing on the body and then use like a fork to stroke out the fur. I used fondant on mine (in my pictures)using the Elisa Strauss method and it worked for me.I think you should try it too.

cabecakes Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 11:04pm
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Oh my gosh, tee-y, that dog is soooo adorable. So that is fondant, or is it icing. That is just too cute.

amyfruity Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 11:18pm
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She did do an awesome job! I love it! icon_smile.gif

Tee-Y Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:53am
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Thank you guys, it is fondant that I used some tool to scratch.

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