I have to begin work on a mounted deer head and I do not know what the best way to create the look of deer fur is. Can anyone tell me how I create that look?
Deer fur is very short and tight. I would say if you want it to be realistic looking, use a rough bristled paint brush and gently stroke the icing in one direction, starting from the bottom (as if you were putting fish scales, or roof shingles, so the next row overlaps - does that make sense?) HTH!
I also forgot to mention - you might want to color the icing brown, first, and then airbrush after you have your textured look. Airbrushing can give it more dimension, but if you do not have an airbrush it is not necessary.
So, do you think I should use buttercream instead of fondant? I do have an airbrush, but I'm not great with it yet.
it would be bc because fondant wont move as she is telling you
Sorry - yes, buttercream would be the best medium for a realistice fur look IMHO. Fondant is too smooth and it will look fake, airbrushed or not. You can use fondant for the antlers, eyes, nose and use impression mats for texture of those (or I have heard of people making their own "impression mats" using every day items that have the desired effect.) But for the fur I would highly recommend BC.
hi, i foudn this tutorial, will look for others. hth
Thanks to everyone who helped me on this... You can check out my finished product, although I am a horrible photographer.
It looks great! Looks like real fur! So how did you do it?
I iced it with buttercream and got a new dish cleaning brush, started at the top and lightly brushed the icing down. I was pleased with the results.
I'm glad this came up, I have some dress and boots cookies that need fur accents on them -- this info will help a lot!! Thanks for posting!