angelicakiwi Posted 1 Sep 2013 , 11:58pm
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AHi, I'm making a science beacon out of fondant to go on a science themed cake and would like to have bubbles or foam coming out of the top of the beacon. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can manipulate fondant into looking like foam or bubbles. I know I could just make simple round balls as bubbles but I'm looking for something more realistic looking. Thanks ☺

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JSKConfections Posted 2 Sep 2013 , 12:03am
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There's a recipe for gelatine balls in the recipe section, maybe you can make tiny ones and have them rolling down the side?

angelicakiwi Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 1:33pm
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AThanks (:

BrandisBaked Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 1:43pm
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ACan you blow bubbles in melted gelatin (like blowing bubbles in your milk when you were a kid) to get a realistic foam look?

angelicakiwi Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 1:48pm
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AHmm that would probably work... But perhaps not hygienic as it will be an edible part of the decorations.

as you wish Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 1:49pm
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Original message sent by BrandisBaked

Can you blow bubbles in melted gelatin (like blowing bubbles in your milk when you were a kid) to get a realistic foam look?

Would you eat something that someone else had blown bubbles in? Seems a bit gross to me. If you are able to add the "foam" shortly before the cake will be served you could just use stabilized whipped cream. (You could even tint it with a bit of colour.)

BrandisBaked Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 3:02pm
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AYou could use an air compressor from an airbrush.

as you wish Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 7:29pm
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You could use an air compressor from an airbrush.

Thank you! lol I didn't think of that at all; I was totally picturing the "little kid blowing bubbles in milk" and the thought of it on a cake made me gag a little!

angelicakiwi Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 11:56pm
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AI don't own an air compressor or brush :-( I'll try the gelatine balls above

BrandisBaked Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 12:53am

AThere are other ways to inject air... Even a turkey baster would work.

whiteangel Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 12:43am

Go to the kids section at most stores and get the water balloons with the little pump included.  Less than $5.  There is how you can blow your bubbles.

angelicakiwi Posted 6 Oct 2013 , 3:36am

fondant balls rolled in pearl lustre powder worked fine for the bubbles and I used white royal icing as foam and for the bubbles to adhere too :) ( as pictured in the white beaker at the back)

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JSKConfections Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 5:01pm

Hey Angel I just saw your finished cake!  The bubbles look awesome!  Wonderful job! :grin:

cakealicious7 Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 5:31pm

AGreat! Love it!!

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