I am making a mermaid cake for a 5 year old and I would like to get ideas from you ladies as to which tip would make the best tail I was thinking layering using a petal tip. Any ideas or what might have worked well for you would be appreciated!
Buttercream is a wonderful medium to work with. You can apply your marbled buttercream with a number 10 or 12 round tip and then using very hot water and an artist brush, you can paint/blend/smooth the buttercream with great results.
Make sure you dip the brush in hot water and squeeze the brush the heat is what melts and allows u to paint. Roland Winbeckler is amazing with this technique. Good luck.
that is what I was thinking..a 104. Would I start at the bottom of the tail and work up? Just going along making petals? Or is there a different way to do the scales?
brandibaker, I've got to do one of these tomorrow and was wondering the same thing. Did you ever get an answer?