Leopard Print?

Decorating By missycakes86 Updated 30 Jul 2010 , 2:41am by KathysCC

missycakes86 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 3:28am
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I was just curious if anyone could tell me the best way to make leopard print fondant ?

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cherrycakes Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:21pm
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I hand painted it onto the fondant using gel colour and vodka. It was very easy to do!

RosemaryGalpin Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 1:03pm
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I'm sorry to say I cannot recall the bakers name that demonstrated this technique at San Antonio's DOS last year but it is a fun way to utilize your fondant scraps. Cut circles of black and smaller ones of white out of your scraps. Spray one side of circles very lightly with vegetable spray and placed them on a piece of fondant (in this case pink) big enough to cover your tier. Roll over everything several times with a heavy rolling pin to impress and distort the circles. They become part of the solid sheet and transferred easily to the cake. I did not find any that looked like they wanted to "lift off" after the demo. You can see that she used the same technique to make camo and giraffe patterns except she used her air brush to outline for more interest. I tried it and next to the Criket, it's the quickest way I've found. icon_biggrin.gif
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Kellbella Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:56pm
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Paint a slightly open circle with black then fill in with brown.

ddaigle Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:11pm
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I did a Cheetah print which, to me...is similar to leopard. It's in my gallery. I tore a piece of yellow fondant creating a torn edge and then tore a small piece of orange and placed on top. The customer wanted these colors. In a real leopard color, I would tear a piece of black then tear a small piece of orange or tan...which ever color your center color would be.

missycakes86 Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 1:25am
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thanks!

Rosie2 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 9:29pm
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Great info, thank you!

millermom Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:06pm
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i first tried doing a sample by cutting out fondant spots, then tried painting it on with color, and painting it with color definitely looked best.

millermom Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:07pm
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i first tried doing a sample by cutting out fondant spots, then tried painting it on with color, and painting it with color definitely looked best.

Motta Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 1:28am
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I think a stencil would be the easiest way to get the spots on then you could handpaint the centres. I have a stencil that I have yet to use so that's my plan for whenever I have enough time to try it!! icon_smile.gif

KathysCC Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 2:41am
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I painted them on my purse cake. Leopard spots are kind of random anyway so it doesn't matter if they aren't perfect.

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

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