As a relative novice to cake decorating I'm looking for a bit of advice on how to create the effect of water on a cake. I've been asked to do a canoe themed cake. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You can use a light blue buttercream with white RI "foam" on top or you can tint piping gel blue to get the effect of water.
I use blue BC, then add a little darker blue gel over that. You can also add a little white BC here and there for foam.
If covering the cake with fondant you can tint fondant a couple shades of blue, mix the two shades together a little - so the colour is still a bit swirly/patchy...cover the water area with that, then paint over it with a thin layer of piping gel to make it look wet. Add a bit of white royal icing for 'foam' in places if needed.
I used piping gel over fondant on this cake: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2020202/2020209
Oh, that is the coolest cake, Coral3! I LOVE the way you did the water in it. I love the way you did a lot of other things, too, but since this thread is about the water, I'll stick to that. Very original - I've never seen a surf quite like it before. Such a good idea!
Thanks Guys for taking the time out to post. Lots of great ideas there. I can't wait to try them out and, maybe???, I'll post the finished cake.
I also agree with Marianna, Coral thats a great cake and great water effect.