Mermaid Scales How Do You Make Them?

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proudmommaof3 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:04pm
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So many questions for a Newbie!

How do people make the scales on mermaid tails? Any advise?

Thanks so much! Karen

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cakebaker1957 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:12pm
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Im thinking out of fondant just cut them out and layer them.Just my thoughts

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cakebaker1957 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:12pm
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Im thinking out of fondant just cut them out and layer them.Just my thoughts

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G_Cakes Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:16pm
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Depending on the scale of the mermaid I would use a piping tip to cut out round circles of fondant and then just layer them onto the figure.

HTH

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vagostino Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 3:19pm
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I have a mermaid cake coming and i was thinking on either cutting tiny circles and overlaping them in a mermaid tail shaped piece of fondant OR shape the tail and use something to imprint the scale look.
I haven"t done it yet, so I can;t tell if it'll work

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proudmommaof3 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 5:25pm
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This looks like an imprint...but any ideas what she may have used? It doesn't look like overlayed fondant.

I'm going to try to add a photo...
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Callyssa Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 5:36pm
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I have a cake in my galleries with a mermaid on top; is this what you're thinking about? She was done in bc. To do the scales, I used a rose tip (104, I think), and started at the bottom of her tail. I just did a 'U' shape over and over for each line of scales. Remember to make your line of scales move with the direction of her tail. HTH!

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novice Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 6:31pm
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Just saw this on Ace of Cakes the other night. She used a netting, like the bag you get buy onions in and pressed this into the fondant to make fish scales. She was airbrushing, so didn't to layer them on. I thought this was a great idea.

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proudmommaof3 Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 6:46pm
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for the ideas!

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MissyTex Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 6:53pm
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I made scales on this BC fish cake using the large round end of an icing tip. I just pushed it into the crusted BC and lifted it slightly. I suppose you could do something similiar with a round tip, like a 4 or a 7, for smaller scales. It would work the same on fondant.
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JustToEatCake Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 7:33pm
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Originally Posted by MissyTex

I made scales on this BC fish cake using the large round end of an icing tip. I just pushed it into the crusted BC and lifted it slightly. I suppose you could do something similiar with a round tip, like a 4 or a 7, for smaller scales. It would work the same on fondant.



I just have to say that cake is so cute and the look on the fishe's face is sooo fitting!

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