Fur

Decorating By melonball Updated 5 Nov 2011 , 5:28pm by melonball

melonball Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 9:24am
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Yesterday at Cake International there were several cake in the competitions that had very realistic fur.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150523111182519&set=a.10150523106757519.473616.675427518&type=3&theater

This was one of the best.

How on earth do you do fur like that??

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Jknoxcake2011 Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 10:46am
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Fine tipped round with pull out icing? ( if so, long and tedios)... I don't know but it sure looked awesome, I want to know too.

Isacake Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 12:51pm
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I would guess a grass tip, with sturdy icing. If I had to try something like this, I would first paint the desing of the face on the tiger, and them pipe over the template I made with a grass tip. Not sure it's the way to go though!

tcbalgord Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 1:10pm
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The grass tip is amazing for this! At my "real" job I use it for fur, weird under sea thing and so much more! I don'y think it has to be sturdy icing, because we use Rich's bettercream and IMO it isn't sturdy, yet my creations hold up really well. If you are looking for fondant fur, the best I have tried in taking that weird "spaghetti" type thing from a play-doh set and then pushing it through and cut to desired length. ( Gosh I love play-doh tools, bought new of course just for cake stuff).

AnnieCahill Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 1:35pm
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Holy carpal tunnel! That cake is amazing but it would have killed me.

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 2:31pm
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That is incredible.
I'm wondering how they got the matte look to it!

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 2:57pm
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That's one of the best tiger cakes I've ever seen. Beautiful work!!

milkmaid42 Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 3:17pm
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I am totally awe-struck. I don't see how, even with a grass tip, the little hairs can be drawn out so thinly, "pointy" at the tips like real hair. And then to do it over and over and over....! Incredible.

CakesByTheSugarCains Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 3:21pm
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Someone has a LOT of patience to do that cake!! It is AMAZING!!

theresaf Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 5:02pm
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Wow! Thanks for sharing that, it's incredible! I looked at it bc I am making a panda head cake today and have been going back and forth between a super-smooth buttercream or a grasstip fur! I don't think my wrist can take the piping! But I really enjoyed that tiger picture!

melonball Posted 5 Nov 2011 , 5:28pm
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Don't know if it is the picture but I'm not sure that it is a grass tip, only because the fur was very very fine life-like quality.
Can you use a grass tip and get it that fine?

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