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.
honey that looks airbrushed to me?!
Yes, I kinda thought so too, but....no airbrush here, so have to improvise. Any suggestions?
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.
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.
...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!!! PM me if you have questions okay?
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
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?
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!
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. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1461565.html
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!!
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 ) 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.
I know how you feel, I'm in Alabama. I just keep reminding myself, it pays the bills
Exactly. At this point of building my business, I can't afford to turn anyone away.
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.
It is better than some. I love fall cakes, but the camo...
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.
Here's the other thread going on about camo cakes right now. It's a tutorial that JammJenks created.
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...
Sharon Z. just covered this on her blog