How Do I Make A Scale Look On Fondent?

Decorating By taray Updated 1 Jan 2012 , 11:06pm by JenniferMI

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taray Posted 1 Jan 2012 , 6:26am
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I am making a snake cake and I am stumped on how to make the scale look.

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escaliba1234 Posted 1 Jan 2012 , 6:32am
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You can make very effective fondant scales by using small, tear-drop shaped leaf cutters.
Cut out lots of scales and attach them, slightly over-lapping.
Looks fantastic.

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melanie-1221 Posted 1 Jan 2012 , 8:24am
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I use any one of my icing tips. Using the back portion ( large opening, not the tip ) at a 45 degree angle, so only 1/2 of the opening is coming in contact with the fondant , I press into the fondant repeatedly. Makes perfect semi circle scales.
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Caths_Cakes Posted 1 Jan 2012 , 10:33pm
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i use the back of a teapspoon!! simply press the tip of the tea spoon into the fondant and it gives you al ovely half moon impression, keep going in rows and you get a lovely scale pattern

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JenniferMI Posted 1 Jan 2012 , 11:06pm
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I've used the back of an icing tip.

Works great, just impress it into the fondant.

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