Hello, I am new to cake decorating and this will be my 10th cake using fondant. I want to make a fishing cake and would like to make ripples in the pond. Do I need to carve the cake or do i need to put something under the fondant? I am making this cake for my grandpa's 80th birthday and would like it ot be special. Thanks SOOOO much for any suggestions.
You could maybe put a thicker layer of buttercream under the fondant and make ridges with the fondant. It's kind of hard to explain, but use your fingers to create these "ripples". The buttercream makes it a bit softer so you have some give to make them. I did something similar in a class I took when I made the bulldog cake that is in my pictures. It's the same technique that we used then.