Ombre Effect Helppp

Decorating By maariabodi Updated 22 Jan 2014 , 5:31pm by cakeyouverymuch

maariabodi Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 4:54pm
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i want to do this effect however instead of putting on the frosting with a spatula then smoothing it out can i put the frosting in a piping bag with a round tip all the way up then smooth it out with a scraper???????  its just i cant find anyone whose done it this way on the internet???/

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SPCOhio Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 5:30pm
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AYes, you can. It's just a matter of preference.

MBalaska Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:29pm
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You know that doesn't look like it was put on with a spatula to me, as much as it looks like it was piped on with the super-wide icing tip (whatever it's called).

Nadiaa Posted 21 Jan 2014 , 11:47pm
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MBalaska, I think it's a Wilton 789. It's like a basket weave tip but smooth and pipes big flat strips of icing. I'd have to agree it's likely this is what was used and it doesn't look like a spatula because it has a quite defined edge to the top of the icing layer. 

vldutoit Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 1:59am
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AA quick icer tip then smoothed with a bench scraper? Try google searching Liz Larson she uses a quick ICER for everything.

morganchampagne Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:29am
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AI am 95% sure that cake was done with one of the basketweaving tips. Same as the icer tip but.smaller. that's how I would do it. But there is a chance they put it on with a spatula or something

Godot Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 8:40am
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AJust because you can't find an internet tutorial doesn't mean it hasn't been done (or can't be done).

cakeyouverymuch Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 5:31pm
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The original tutorial used a spatula:



It doesn't matter HOW the BC gets onto the cake as long as it gets on in a fairly even layer, and as long as the colors are kept fairly separate until you are ready to smooth them. 

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