How To Make Fish Fins

Decorating By Mkanz Updated 26 Apr 2016 , 7:12pm by carolinecakes

Mkanz Posted 20 Apr 2016 , 4:15pm
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Can anyone tell me how to make fish fins look so realistic?  I am using fondant/gumpaste.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

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carolinecakes Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 9:00pm
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http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/4626938/post247531630/



Sorry here it is disregard the previous.

carolinecakes Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 9:03pm
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carolinecakes Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 9:10pm
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Mkanz Posted 22 Apr 2016 , 3:01pm
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Thank you,


All of those are great, but I'm looking for fin for a bass fish.  They have really detailed fins and I can't figure out how to make them so detailed.  Thanks though for trying.  :)

Mkanz Posted 22 Apr 2016 , 3:02pm
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Thank you,


All of those are great, but I'm looking for fin for a bass fish.  They have really detailed fins and I can't figure out how to make them so detailed.  Thanks though for trying.  :)


carolinecakes Posted 22 Apr 2016 , 6:47pm
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Ok, I was looking for this one yesterday, but I could not find it. May be this will help


http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Bass-Fish-Cake/step3/Making-the-fins/

Mkanz Posted 22 Apr 2016 , 7:04pm
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Yep, that's the one I've been using.  

carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 2:57pm
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That an awesome cake, would love to see your masterpiece, how did it go?

Mkanz Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 3:22pm
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I'm still working on it.  It's not due until Saturday.  I just realized this morning that I painted the entire tail section instead of leaving some of it white like the head section!  Ugh!  Now I have to do that part over AGAIN!  :) 

carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 3:58pm
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Hate when that happens. Did you figure out the fins? Looks like they used a veining tool to make them.

Mkanz Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 4:06pm
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I did the best I could and I did use the veining tool.  I think it will be okay.

carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 4:08pm
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This just came to me. It's like making petals....... You want to thin out the ends of the the fins with a ball tool after you use the veining tool. KWIM

Mkanz Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 4:33pm
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I didn't use the ball tool, but I did thin them out at the end. 

Mkanz Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 6:10pm
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Was your fish sticky?  did the paint ever dry?

carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 6:40pm
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I haven't done this fish but I have painted on fondant. What are you using? I use petal dust and vodka.

Mkanz Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 7:18pm
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I'm using gel colors and vodka.

carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 7:32pm
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That's another method for painting on cake........like the tutorial .......not sure why it's sticky. I would not touch it see what happens. 

carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 7:36pm
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Found this on CC


http://www.cakecentral.com/u/678429/Caths_Cakes

She says.......

You dont have to use powdered colours, you can also use gel colours. I use them all the time. mixed with vodka, always vodka (its just my prefrence) . As above, dont make it too runny, if its too runny, it will be sloppy and your fondant will go soggy. 

and as your painting, make sure you use a good quality brush, one where the hairs wont fall out. Also, when loading your brush with the 'paint' Dont over load it, keep it as dry as possible. Sometimes you may need to do two or 3 coats of paint before you get a really strong colour, but let each coat dry inbetween completey before the next. It takes longer, but this way you dont run risk of your fondant going gooey.
Read more at http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/653558/how-do-i-paint-on-fondant#9qXvCCKzzPoEyqgw.99

Mkanz Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 8:55pm
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That must be what I'm doing wrong.  Thanks so much!


carolinecakes Posted 25 Apr 2016 , 10:15pm
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Happy to help. You've got this!!!

carolinecakes Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 2:32pm
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Mkanz Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 3:40pm
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Thank you!  I am NOT using enough VODKA!!!

carolinecakes Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 5:39pm
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Saw you on the other thread. It's an old thread, so may take a while to get a response. But came across these .........gotta love youtube, loads of tutorials on just about anything.

Mkanz Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 6:00pm
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It's working now!!  No stickiness, plus I turned on the air conditioning in the house!!  I love you!!  Thank you so much!!

carolinecakes Posted 26 Apr 2016 , 7:12pm
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Right back at you. Us CC peeps have to help each other!!!


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