How Do You Make Bubbles?

Decorating By cloetzu Updated 15 Nov 2009 , 3:37pm by cloetzu

cloetzu Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:07pm
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Hello,

I've seen many 'bathtub' cakes here that have 'bubbles' in the tub (here is an exaple: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1303187 )

Can someone explain to me how this type of 'bubbles' are made?

Thanks in advance!!!

PS I love Lorraine's work! Just purchased her how-to PDFs!!!

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trixieleigh Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:18pm
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Well, her description says it's all made of sugarpaste, which I think is gumpaste. I'd just rolll out different sized balls of gumpaste and attach it with whatever "glue" you like to use. I have made bubbles out of BC using a great big open tip. That is one cute cake that Lorraine did!

sherrycanary62 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:01pm
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sugarpaste is also called fondant...her description says she added cmc (tylose) to it....if you don't have that try adding gum tex which is readily available at most Michaels...just don't over do it.

icer101 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:25pm
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yes, sugarpaste is also known as fondant.... then when you add tylose or gumtex.. it makes it into gumpaste... for more strength and elasticity... hth

confectionsofahousewife Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:48am
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Originally Posted by cloetzu

Hello,

I've seen many 'bathtub' cakes here that have 'bubbles' in the tub (here is an exaple: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1303187 )

Can someone explain to me how this type of 'bubbles' are made?

Thanks in advance!!!

PS I love Lorraine's work! Just purchased her how-to PDFs!!!




Do you have a link to where you purchased her PDFs? I'm interested in them too!

cloetzu Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:25am
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Here's an example that is buttercream - what tip or method do you use for this???? What I mean is, there are NO obvious little 'tips' on the bubbles - mine always have obvious tips.

cloetzu Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:29am
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for Lorraine's blog go here: http://extra-icing.blogspot.com/

for her web site: http://www.extraicing.co.uk/

you can purchase the tutorials here: http://www.extraicing.co.uk/#/online-tutorials/4530759830

she also has some videos here:

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trixieleigh Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:43am
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Originally Posted by cloetzu

Here's an example that is buttercream - what tip or method do you use for this???? What I mean is, there are NO obvious little 'tips' on the bubbles - mine always have obvious tips.




When I do mine, I wait a minute or two until it is almost "set" and with a damp finger, gently tap the point down. I do a lot of dots for borders and such.

confectionsofahousewife Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:24pm
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Originally Posted by cloetzu

for Lorraine's blog go here: http://extra-icing.blogspot.com/

for her web site: http://www.extraicing.co.uk/

you can purchase the tutorials here: http://www.extraicing.co.uk/#/online-tutorials/4530759830

she also has some videos here:

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Thank you! Have you found the tutorials helpful? I am terrible at figure sculpting.

cloetzu Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:37pm
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The biggest reason I got them was to learn how she makes the mouths on her figures .... they did help me for that - specifically the upper lip. I haven't tried it yet but I know what to do now... practice practice practice...

the other aspects she covers are the same as what I do today so didn't get anything out of them.

I think what you get out of the PDFs depends on your skill level/experience. I did a lot of searching online about a year ago and pretty much learned everything I know now back then .... didn't take long.... there are a lot of good free videos out there - just do a search on youtube and google...

Her PDFs are good but I prefer videos and have left comments to that point on her site.

Regardless her work is amazing and I love what she does and am happy with my purchase.

cloetzu Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by trixieleigh

Quote:
Originally Posted by cloetzu

Here's an example that is buttercream - what tip or method do you use for this???? What I mean is, there are NO obvious little 'tips' on the bubbles - mine always have obvious tips.



When I do mine, I wait a minute or two until it is almost "set" and with a damp finger, gently tap the point down. I do a lot of dots for borders and such.




thanks!! I will try that!!

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