I Hate Grass

Decorating By cakegroove Updated 10 Jul 2010 , 4:36am by step0nmi

cakegroove Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:38pm
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icon_mad.gif I don't think I'll do another cake with grass on it ever again. Is there some trick to this? I just can't seem to get it right. Blobby, uneven, falling over, etc. etc. Nothing consistent.

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leah_s Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:46pm
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sometimes you have to stop and wash the tip. other than that, you're probably overthinking it. It's super fast.

cakegroove Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:48pm
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i was thinking it should be super fast. no-brainer, nothing to it. But it is my enemy! I will take your wash the tip advice. thanks

snocilla Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:56pm
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Originally Posted by cakegroove

icon_mad.gif I don't think I'll do another cake with grass on it ever again. Is there some trick to this? I just can't seem to get it right. Blobby, uneven, falling over, etc. etc. Nothing consistent.




If it's uneven and falling over, it just makes it look more like my yard! icon_biggrin.gif

Kellbella Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:59pm
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Sounds like it needs to be a little stiffer icing. Normal grass isn't even either... if it's a little uneven it will look more natural. thumbs_up.gif

snocilla Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:59pm
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Seriously, though, in these situations, I always remind myself that nature isn't perfect. It always makes me step back and look at it as a whole instead of the individual pieces that may not act quite right.

Elcee Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 5:00pm
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Originally Posted by snocilla

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Originally Posted by cakegroove

icon_mad.gif I don't think I'll do another cake with grass on it ever again. Is there some trick to this? I just can't seem to get it right. Blobby, uneven, falling over, etc. etc. Nothing consistent.



If it's uneven and falling over, it just makes it look more like my yard! icon_biggrin.gif




Snocilla, LMAO! Mine too!

Cakegroove, maybe your icing needs to be little stiffer.

cakegroove Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 5:02pm
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I thought that too but MAN it already makes my hand hurt. I did the whole top of a half sheet cake as a golf fairway. THAT grass IS perfect. I'll just chalk it up to i'm a woosy

cakegroove Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 5:03pm
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Hey look I'm not a newbie anymore icon_wink.gif awesome

snocilla Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by cakegroove

I thought that too but MAN it already makes my hand hurt. I did the whole top of a half sheet cake as a golf fairway. THAT grass IS perfect. I'll just chalk it up to i'm a woosy




LOL! I suppose golf course grass IS perfect. I think if anyone does a whole top of a half sheet cake in grass, their hands will hurt!

catlharper Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:13pm
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Yup...been there done that...and yes, the icing has to be stiffer or it will "fall over"...great look for a fairway and the rough but not for the green. UGH..makes you hands ache so give yourself breaks when doing this. This is why I hardly ever do "star" cakes anymore...hurts too much! LOL!

DianeLM Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:19pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

sometimes you have to stop and wash the tip. other than that, you're probably overthinking it. It's super fast.




Right. That's why I invested in several grass tips. Rather than stopping to wash, I just change the tip. Although, sometimes the hands do need a little more time to rest. icon_smile.gif

kger Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:34pm
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I love grass. It's an awesome camouflage and muggles are easily impressed.

kger Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:37pm
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Oh, and if you do muppet fur (Elmo, Cookie Monster, etc.) with a grass tip, they fall all over themselves proclaiming how realistic, and "how ever did you do that?" Cracks me up.

pmarks0 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:42pm
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I have to do grass on a cake tomorrow night...which tip is a grass tip?

tweeter_bug98 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:55pm
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If it's uneven and falling over, it just makes it look more like my yard! icon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

Teehee!

cutthecake Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 7:14pm
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Did you base coat the cake in green icing first? I usually do that, then put clumps of grass here and there. That way, it's less stressful. Hot hands will make the icing soft and warm, and the grass will fall over. Try to rinse off your hands in cool water to keep them from getting too warm. I also put the bag in the refrigerator for a few minutes to cool it off.

cakegroove Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 7:43pm
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no, the cake was white base. good call on a green coating first. and yes i had the hot hand issue also. good call on the cold water and cooling the bag for a few. maybe even fill a couple of bags and rotate between the two of them being in the fridge and being used.

MommaDukes Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 9:49pm
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a few bare spots you've got my yard.

kger Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 2:44am
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Originally Posted by pmarks0

I have to do grass on a cake tomorrow night...which tip is a grass tip?




Wilton tip #233

heddahope Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 4:58am
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Originally Posted by snocilla

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Originally Posted by cakegroove

icon_mad.gif I don't think I'll do another cake with grass on it ever again. Is there some trick to this? I just can't seem to get it right. Blobby, uneven, falling over, etc. etc. Nothing consistent.



If it's uneven and falling over, it just makes it look more like my yard! icon_biggrin.gif





Lmao, I am crying from laughing so hard.

I love doing grass, I agree on when it is uneven it looks more natural.

Kayakado Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 3:24pm
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while 233 is the most common grass tip, there is a larger version 234 grass tip, which is the one I prefer

pmarks0 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 7:30pm
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I picked up a 233 today so we'll see how that turns out. Thanks for the info!

mcaulir Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 2:59am
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Oh, me too! The first time I used royal icing, and to get it stiff enough so that it didn't just melt together into a clump, I had to make it stiff, and my hand was nearly fallin off by the time I'd piped two boarders. Awful stuff!

noahsmummy Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:10am
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too cool your hands down faster fill a ciup with water and put it in the freezer, then wrap your hands around it when your hands get hot. =) save you constantly running to the tap.

ChristineCMC Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:01am
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I'm making a cake with grass this weekend. I had already bought the grass tip. With the tips here, I hope it comes out good.

And I didn't even think of using it for furry characters. Perfect.

step0nmi Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:36am
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i just use a regular round tip and pipe uneven that way :p I like it better that way.

I do know that when you use the grass tip you kind of have to pipe closely to the cake first and push slightly to create a base and then pull out fast as you pipe....I know that sounds all technical but it's the only way I can describe it. oh, and keep a toothpick on hand to unclog the holes. icon_biggrin.gif

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