Hand Painting A Leopard Print On Fondant

Decorating By glow0369 Updated 21 Jun 2014 , 10:40am by Cakes By Carole

glow0369 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 10:44pm
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I will be painting a leopard cake for the first time... any helpful tips would be appreciated. I have several samples of good prints. Do you paint a background first before the spots??? etc

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KathysCC Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 6:43am
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I'm not an expert but I did this cake:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1444502

I colored my fondant the color I wanted for the background. I think painting the background color might be difficult. I don't have any tips. I just made my spots sort of random. Looking at a photo of real leopard spots was a big help for me.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 11:01am
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I've practiced painting leopard print on fondant and I found it was easiest to first tint the fondant the background color, cover the cake with that, and then paint. It helps to NOT try to make the spots perfect or uniform. I think I first painted the brown spots, and then went back and painted the black outline. hth icon_smile.gif

glow0369 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 1:36pm
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Thanks for the tips. I have been decorating cakes for 15 years and I never do a practice cake. I just do it when it's time to do, and so far every cake has worked out. Luck maybe...

JackRussellJulie Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:13pm
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I did a leopard print recently using powdered colours brushed over the whole cake for a base colour, the uneveness helped to add to the realness of it IMO. I then painted the spots on with colours mixed with alcohol. Easier than I thought it would be.

iheartcupkakes Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:35pm
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only help i can add here is maybe use celery to mark where you want them.. its the perfect shape.. i used to be a hairstylist and to make leopard in hair i used celery... good luck

KathysCC Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by glow0369

Thanks for the tips. I have been decorating cakes for 15 years and I never do a practice cake. I just do it when it's time to do, and so far every cake has worked out. Luck maybe...




I did a little practicing on some scraps of fondant before I did the spots on the actual cake. I also started painting on the back of my cake so that by the time I got to the front, they were looking a little better. icon_lol.gif

Dolledupcakes Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:39pm
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I have a babyshower leopard theme cake this Saturday. Perfect timing.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 6:26pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by glow0369

Thanks for the tips. I have been decorating cakes for 15 years and I never do a practice cake. I just do it when it's time to do, and so far every cake has worked out. Luck maybe...




It wasn't a real cake, but a cake "dummy", I'm just starting out and I like to try things before I go all in with a real cake.

Cakes By Carole Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 10:40am
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Hello Iheartcupcakes, Thank you for the celery tip....will try it tomorrow as practice! Thanks Carole

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