I'm a new caker, just completed the Wilton basics class (so fun!). I'm planning my husband's fishing-themed b-day cake. It will be frosted in buttercream, as that's all I know how to do so far. I'd like to make it look like there are ripples in the water around a 3D fish head. Any ideas on how to make the ripples? Many TIA!
I would just do an icing, unsmoothed. Apply the BC with your icing spatula with a curved blade on the end. Just leave it swirly instead of smoothing.
I swirl my buttercream so that it looks like waves...I slightly dip into the fondant while I swirled to create the look. I did a couple of cakes where I had "water"...one was an under the sea cake, and one was a Noah's ark cake. Feel free to check out my pics to get a better idea of how it looks. I hope that helps!
Thanks so much!
I have made similar fishing cakes, and on the buttercream cakes I have piped very thin "circles" radiating out from where the fish has breached.
Waves are fairly simple but if you need the foamy look then check out these.
This one is just dropped in lines so to speak, I just kinda curved them a bit on some of them. And, then piped the edges of the waves in curves.
However, this may be more of what you are looking for. It shows the waves but also edged with the foamy look. Though, my waves didnt come out as good as I wanted. Lol. My skills were at a different level then.
Hope this helps some! Good luck and post pics when you complete.