Can anyone tell me how to make fish fins look so realistic? I am using fondant/gumpaste. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Sorry here it is disregard the previous.
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. :)
Ok, I was looking for this one yesterday, but I could not find it. May be this will help
Yep, that's the one I've been using.
That an awesome cake, would love to see your masterpiece, how did it go?
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! :)
Hate when that happens. Did you figure out the fins? Looks like they used a veining tool to make them.
I did the best I could and I did use the veining tool. I think it will be okay.
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
I didn't use the ball tool, but I did thin them out at the end.
Was your fish sticky? did the paint ever dry?
I haven't done this fish but I have painted on fondant. What are you using? I use petal dust and vodka.
I'm using gel colors and vodka.
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.
Found this on CC
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
That must be what I'm doing wrong. Thanks so much!
Happy to help. You've got this!!!
Thank you! I am NOT using enough VODKA!!!
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.
It's working now!! No stickiness, plus I turned on the air conditioning in the house!! I love you!! Thank you so much!!
Right back at you. Us CC peeps have to help each other!!!