I'm making a fairy themes cakes & wanted to make a "pond" to sit the fairies by.. how can I get a realistic water look? WAnted to make the sugar glass (not sure if that's the right name).. where u boil the sugar I think but not sure how to do it exactly. Any tips would b appreciated. Thanks
You could always use blue pipping gel.
I would go for tinted piping gel, looks really good as water
I'm no help with the "sugar glass" but I have used a blue fruit roll up for water.
the isomalt pond would be quite lovely. I did a fairy cake (in my photos) with her sitting next to a waterfall. I did ruffles of blue fondant going vertically down the side.
White buttercream with blue tinted piping gel on top. I have done several cakes with water using this effect. Works like a charm.
I've used piping gel with blue color in it many times for water. It looks terrific and realistic. When you make waves and ripples they stay. You can add a bit of white color to make caps if you didn't want to change back to buttercream. I've even colored the gel a brownish green color when I made a catfish cake since it would've been caught from a river. (Around here that means brown/green very murky water, though the gel wasn't so murky - it was great!).
I would color a piece of fondant blue and lay it down where you needed it and then tint some pipping gel a very light blue to put over the top of it. This way you don't have to tint the gel so much.