Blood Dribbling Effect

Decorating By ScaryMissMary Updated 24 Oct 2011 , 7:46pm by TexasSugar

ScaryMissMary Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:05pm
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What would be the best way to get a dribbling effect down the sides of a fondant cake?
All I can think to do is to pour runny royal icing on the top and let it drip down the sides, but I could see that ending very messily and I don't want to ruin somebody's cake!
I'm sure you clever people have better ideas or tips, so any would be appreciated icon_smile.gif

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ScaryMissMary Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 5:23pm
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Thanks for your reply icon_smile.gif
The second to last link is more what I was looking for. Could the technique be used with royal icing rather than chocolate? If so, do you know if there's any way I can test for the right consistency?

TexasSugar Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 6:19pm
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I'd do piping gel or corn syrup personally. It will give you the wet translucent look of blood.

ScaryMissMary Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 6:24pm
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I considered that, but can you attach decorations afterwards (such as a plaque)? I imagine if you attached them before they would just get hidden in 'blood'.

TexasSugar Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 7:46pm
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I would do the blood and let it sit for a little while then attach the plague. If you use piping gel it will run, but set up.

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