Can Someone 'splain To Me How To Do This???

Decorating By lilmansmum Updated 27 Nov 2010 , 2:38am by cakemama2010

lilmansmum Posted 26 Nov 2010 , 11:56pm
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Okay, I am a good cake decorator, I think. haha But for some reason, I am having trouble figuring out how to get this effect on my cake. Can somebody look at the camouflage on the cake in this link and tell me how to do this camo with buttercream? I know the tank is a FBCT, but how do I do the camo like that with buttercream? http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1702262

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madgeowens Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 12:17am
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it looks to me like they may have added extra cs to make the bc thick enough to manipulate and shape a bit and then pieced it like a puzzle. You know think like sugarshack does her dams and rolls the bc for that....

LisaPeps Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 12:21am
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I remember a thread on this before. If I remember correctly, they piped the individual colours in the shapes and then took a roller to it to smooth it, Melvira style...

http://cakecentral.com/articles/126/quick-easy-smooth-icing-using-a-roller-melvira-method

DSmo Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 12:23am
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You can pipe on filled-in shapes, then after it crusts smooth it with the Viva method. I did it that way for hibiscus and leaves (pic is in my gallery).

KathysCC Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 12:29am
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Here is a tutorial that jammjenks posted. Hope this helps. I love the look of the buttercream camo cakes! icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-659223-camo.html

madgeowens Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 1:59am
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that looks like a cool way to achieve the camo.....

Crazboutcakes Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:29am
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Originally Posted by KathysCC

Here is a tutorial that jammjenks posted. Hope this helps. I love the look of the buttercream camo cakes! icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-659223-camo.html




this was the way that I thought I'd do it, seems the simplest

cakemama2010 Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 2:38am
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For my camo cake I just piped the shapes and then smoothed with Viva...looks very similar to the one in the link you posted.

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