How Is This Technique Done?

Decorating By bobhope Updated 7 Nov 2011 , 3:53pm by bobhope

bobhope Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 4:41pm
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Hi! i'm doing a fondant beach themed birthday cake for monday & I want the ocean water/wave effect to look like this one in the picture by David's cake of distinction.. i believe it's royal icing but how do i do it to have the same effect? thank you very much for any tip/tutorial ...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=211545198916522&set=a.143737449030631.35935.143706765700366&type=3&theater

bobbie

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TexasSugar Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 4:45pm
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I would do it in buttercream. I'd start piping the bottom layer, and then build up from there using diffuerent shades and tapering into the wave patterns. You can use a damp brush to blend the piping together. And a smaller tip on the little white details around it all.

bobhope Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 4:53pm
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thanks texas sugar..i thought of the damp brush too.. you think, r.i. is not the way to go?.. my bc recipe doesn't hold up much to our hot weather..& all shortening bc comes out grainy icon_sad.gif

TexasSugar Posted 1 Nov 2011 , 5:08pm
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Honestly I would use buttercream, but I guess it could be done in royal.

The only problem with royal is that you would have a lot of hard crunchy icing over the cake.

bobhope Posted 2 Nov 2011 , 12:44am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Honestly I would use buttercream, but I guess it could be done in royal.

The only problem with royal is that you would have a lot of hard crunchy icing over the cake.




thanks again! icon_smile.gif

SweetSadie Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 5:17am
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looking at the waves on the cake...I think I would try a can of compressed air to "sculpt" some of the more intricate details of the waves ...and also to get a more realistic effect.

Just a thought. icon_smile.gif

bobhope Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 3:53pm
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sweetsadie, thanks.. but i'm not familiar w/ the "compressed air" technique icon_biggrin.gif

bobbie

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