Camo Question

Decorating By Polkadot79 Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 12:17pm by niccicola

Polkadot79 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 9:05pm
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How do I get the camo fondant look? Would it work to twist together the 3 or so colors and then roll out? I have a request for this but only 2 tiers.

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jamiekwebb Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:22pm
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honey that looks airbrushed to me?!

Polkadot79 Posted 9 Nov 2009 , 11:51pm
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Yes, I kinda thought so too, airbrush here, so have to improvise. Any suggestions?

HarleyDee Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:41am
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Yeh I was gonna say it's airbrushed too. You could roll those colors together, but I wouldn't twist them. Twisting is going to give you a different look. I would put discs or circles of the colors up against each other, then roll them all with a rolling pin. That way your edges will blend together a little, but won't look tie-dyed or messy.

Polkadot79 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:20am
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I will try that. I do not want a messy look. I'm actually a bit nervous about this...wondering if I need to just say no.

diane706 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:35am
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Originally Posted by Polkadot79

...wondering if I need to just say no

Noooo!! Don't give up! Just try a little "experimental" section first with the method that HarleyDee mentioned. Don't forget...use plenty of PS! You'll have to press kind of hard on the rolling pin to roll these sections together so they don't seperate when you pick it up to put it on the cake. Then when you're pleased with the look and your ability to do it (because I know you can), do the whole cake!!! thumbs_up.gif PM me if you have questions okay?

HarleyDee Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 3:58pm
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Yes, definitely experiment with some smaller pieces. Overlap your discs a bit befor eyou roll them out to keep them stable and prevent gaps.

Go on and try it on some smaller pieces really quick, we'll wait icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:13pm
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I did this with buttercream, just squirted the different colors next to eachother and then smoothed with a paint roller

If you're wanting to do it in fondant, I'm wondering if you could just call all the pieces out individually if you want a "true camo" look, if you want it more blurred and rustic like the photo you attached then what about marbeling the lt. tan with the cream (looks like that's what they did for the back ground) and then instead of airbrushing the dk. brown and green...what about using some petal dusts and brushing it on with a dry paint brush?

KHalstead Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:16pm
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here is a cake where they just marbled the fondant colors to get camo...........looks pretty good. Darker green would get the effect across better, but I'm sure that's the color they were after for this cake!

vicki3336 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:30pm
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I used rolled buttercream for my son's army tank cake. I just put different sized globs of the different colors near each other and then rolled with a rolling pin.

chasley101 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 4:44pm
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I did a camo cake and painted the whole thing. It didn't take long at all! I just covered with white fondant and started painting. It's in my pictures. Hardest part is getting your colors right!! Goodluck!!

Polkadot79 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:13pm
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Thanks for all the advice and suggestions. I'm still taking it all in and trying to decide what route I'll go. I think my biggest drawback is that I really don't like making really masculine red-necky (not sure that's a word icon_biggrin.gif) cakes...and I have 2 coming up. I guess I just have to accept the fact that people are going to request them since I live in south GA.

HarleyDee Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 11:30pm
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I know how you feel, I'm in Alabama. I just keep reminding myself, it pays the bills icon_smile.gif

Polkadot79 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:18am
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Exactly. At this point of building my business, I can't afford to turn anyone away.

HarleyDee Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:30am
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Honestly though the picture you posted is a really nice cake. I don't think it looks red-necky at all. It's just a nice, woodsy cake.

Polkadot79 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 12:32am
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It is better than some. I love fall cakes, but the camo... icon_rolleyes.gif

Polkadot79 Posted 13 Nov 2009 , 9:24pm
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Since the cake is more of the tree and not army camo, I'm thinking about starting with a tan/gray colored fondant base (maybe a mixture) and then painting/dusting with petal dust to soften the look.

Would luster sprays have the same effect as air brushing? I should be able to find a brown one because I really like how the leaves have been used in the air-brushing process to create pattern/shadow of a leaf.

cylstrial Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 12:41pm
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Here's the other thread going on about camo cakes right now. It's a tutorial that JammJenks created.

Polkadot79 Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 7:10pm
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Here's how the cake turned out pre-deer topper. Ironic thing is that the wedding was called off. I found out 5 hours before delivery. Oh well...

niccicola Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 12:17pm
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Sharon Z. just covered this on her blog

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