I'm doing a two tier cake with a big duck on the top tier and smaller duckies on the bottom tier. All the ducks will be in water but I want to make bubbles and my first thought is to make the bubbles out of sugar but know nothing about how to go about it. Any ideas? Or is there a different medium to get the "bubble" effect? Help!!!!
You could use gelatin on a wire loop. That way the bubbles could be floating in the air.
I used this technique to make wings for a butterfly. For the bubbles you could use clear gelatin and then dust with pearl dust. HTH
If it were "flat" on the cake, you might use piping gel.
You can check wilton's site or one of the books - not sure what year though. I believe RI or BC was used using a certain tip.
Its your lucky day. Last Friday I made a cake with bubbles. I don't know how to attach/link the photo but you can see it in my profile. You can use buttercream. I used frosting (I am from Puerto Rico and we use that instead of the buttercream but is similar to cover the cakes). In the pastry bag put tip Ateco #805 (or you can put just the piece where you attach the tip (I don't remember the name in English) without any tip, or just cut the end of the pastry bag. Then made the bubbles in different sizes by just squeezing the pastry. The bubbles outside the barrel are of fondant with pearl dust but its more easier and less expensive made the bubbles using frosting. Good luck. You can e-mail me with any question.
Momsgoodies: I think you mean a coupler. The thing you put your tip on and then screw a ring over to hold the tip in place on the bag.
I made the bubbles out of fondant and brushed with pearl dust on this cake.
You need some special equipment to blow sugar bubbles. There's plenty of info on the internet