I was asked to make my brothers 60th birthday cake..a golf theme.
Would somebody be able to tell me...if I made a lake on the cake somewhere, how do I stop it from soaking in?
I checked the forums on this subject but for some reason I couldn't get past the first page.
thankyou for your help
How about using piping gel. That shouldn't soak in.
I would use pipping gel that was tinted blue. It wouldn't soak into your cake.
Not sure how much detail you are planning on doing and if you are using fondant?
What came to my mind is have it sloped, covering it with green fondant, and placing a lil sand pit(Crushed graham craker) and then doing the bottom of the lake in white icing and then filling it with blue colored piping gel. if you want the water to seem darker to color the frosting.
http://hospitalityspecialtyservices.com/page5/page5.html - I google and liked this image.
Hope that helps = )
I always use piping gel for water, tinted blue, of course. You could also pour blue sugar in a circle shape and just place it on the cake so it would be really smooth and glassy.
I've always used piping gel tinted with blue for water on a cake. You can tint the frosting blue underneath it, also. I've even left the buttercream white underneath it and tapped it in a few places to bring some of the white up into the blue gel ( Kind of like when you put meringue on a pie and want to make peaks before browning) to make it look like foam or small waves.
I'll be using fondant and buttercream...
I really do appreciate everyone's help...
Here's my rendition. Piping gel colored (a little too) blue on top of the fondant. It works on top of buttercream, too.
those cakes are great
I love the one with the 80 on it...what a clever idea.
I would have never thought of doing something like that. Pity there wasn't a tutorial on it.