Does This Look Like Coral?

Decorating By selfconclusion12 Updated 18 May 2010 , 9:23pm by chellescountrycakes

selfconclusion12 Posted 18 May 2010 , 7:41am
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I have been trying and trying to make coral out of royal icing for this cake I have due friday...either I am cutting the piping bag holes to big, or the consistency is not right but I keep trying! Here is what I have now (and some of them are just practice/seeing if the bag is working right so I am only looking for some of them to look good!

Yes? No? I would love honestly! Thanks!

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If they don't look good, any ideas on what I can do to make them look better?

18 replies
noahsmummy Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:28am
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i think they look like coral.. except two that look like scrible where im guessing you were testing. =)

selfconclusion12 Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:55am
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Yeah there is quite a few like that, haha.

Katie1985 Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:08am
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i personally like the thicker ones in the 1st picture.

Katie1985 Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:09am
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i personally like the thicker ones in the 1st picture.

selfconclusion12 Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:29am
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The only reason I did not do thick coral is because she wants the cake to look similar to this:

http://www.marthas-vineyard-vacation-tips.com/images/seashellCake16.jpg

pattycakesnj Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:58am
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The first photo looks the most realistic to me

cakes47 Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:57am
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Hi ~ I like the coral in the top pic.
Yours look more like coral than the squiggly ones on the cake. Good job!!

grandmaruth Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:03am
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I like your coral in the top picture better than the coral on the cake icon_biggrin.gif

bettinashoe Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:12am
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Your coral is fine. It's very nice and delicate. You're just picking it apart! Once it is on the cake it will fall into place and look as good, if not better, than the original.

kello Posted 18 May 2010 , 11:12am
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I did some with melted white choc. and found it easier to work with. It also set up a bit quicker. It didn't spread too much either.
I like your first ones. Maybe try a little thicker RI?

tmac670 Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:10pm
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Yours definitely look more like coral than the original cake.

Classycakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:16pm
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If you are looking for a coral template, you can always search Google images til you find the right shape you are looking for. I had a beach themed cake last year and I searched the images, copied and sized it, then printed off the picture, and traced out the coral in royal icing. I cut out squares of waxed or parchment paper to put over the picture for each piece of coral. Worked like a charm!

Good luck with your project!

dchockeyguy Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:30pm
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It does look nice, but it seems like it could use a little texture to me. Have you thought about adding some non-perils (I always spell that wrong) to them for a little texture?

Classycakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:34pm
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I used a small star tip for texture rather than the circle tip. The little ridges really added to the look.

selfconclusion12 Posted 18 May 2010 , 6:21pm
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Thank you all! Do you think I should just leave the coral white like that?

ctinaw Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:45pm
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Agreed - your top photo has the best photo - better than the photo example IMO

ctinaw Posted 18 May 2010 , 8:45pm
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Yes - leave it white. That seems to be what it is in the martha's example

chellescountrycakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 9:23pm
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The furthest top right one in the top picture. it looks 100 times better than the originals in the cake picture.

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