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*BUTTER-CREAM* 2 TIER LEOPARD PRINT

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I WAS ASKED TO MAKE A 2 TIER LEOPARD CAKE USING BUTTER-CREAM.... I FOUND A FEW PHOTO'S OF SOMEONE USING BUTTERCREAM IN DOING THIS... THEY USE COLORED B-CREAM.... HAS ANY OF YOU DONE A CAKE LIKE THIS.... I NEED IDEA'S OF HOW TO GO ABOUT GETTING THE LEOPARD LOOK...... 

 

THANKS

post #2 of 26
I would air brush on the spots onbif possible. Keeping in mind that any imperfections with show. You could color the butter cream andbpaint on the spots.
post #3 of 26

I would make it easy on yourself and roll out some fondant in black and brown.  Rip off small pcs of brown then even smaller pcs of black and layer the black on the brown then just stick onto the buttercream.  This way will save your sanity.  Discovered this method by assident late one cake decorating evening.

post #4 of 26

I did a leopard print buttercream cake. I just used a crusting buttercream tinted tan and once everything was smooth and crusted, I painted the spots in darker brown and black using gel food color thinned with vodka. It worked beautifully. I used a friend's leopard print pillow for reference. 

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WONDERFUL....... THANK YOU... I WANT TO DO A TRIAL CAKE, SO, NOW WITH THIS FEEDBACK OF WHAT YOU DID,  I WILL FOR SURE DO THIS...... I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW MINE CAME OUT ... WOOO-HOOOO......thumbs_up.gif

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THANK YOU, I NEVER CAN GET ENOUGH FEEDBACK ON WHAT OTHERS DO.... I WILL BE TRYING THIS OUT..........party.gif

post #7 of 26

another way

 

prepare the different colored buttercreams you wanna use, black, brown, cream whatever colors

 

pipe the spots on the iced cake and smooth them down

 

with a kind of tapping/patting motion

 

with an uber clean smooth cloth or smooth paper towel

 

test this on the counter or a plastic place mat or something

 

if it sticks to the towel--wait for the buttercream to get a little air dried & try again until you get the hang of it

 

easy peasy

 

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you might wanna look at you tube for video how tos

 

some folks are making leopard spots within the cake itself

 

so it shows leopard print in the cut servings

 

and it's not difficult--maybe for next time

 

it's inspiring at the least


Edited by -K8memphis - 1/28/13 at 1:05pm
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post #8 of 26
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I DO KNOW THIS... SORRY, THAT SOME FEEL THIS WAY, BUT MY EYES ARE NOT THE BEST AND I ALMOST HAVE TO PUT MY FACE UP TO THE COMPUTER SCREEN TO READ THE SMALL PRINT... THANKS .......

post #9 of 26

I saw this a long time ago, maybe it will help:

 

http://www.mycakeschool.com/blog/wild-about-you-a-cupcake-tutorial/

post #10 of 26

Please know that most of us are concerned only with the content of your questions and/or responses. We understand that cake decorators are really busy people and, therefore, even tolerate occasional typos, forgotten and/or repeated words, and grammatical errors. I truly can't imagine being offended by someone's choice of letter style, font style, color style or just about anything else. This forum is about Cake, Cake, and Cake! Most of the people involved in Cake Central are so extremely generous in sharing their talents and creative ideas. They are also very encouraging and supportive. Please don't hesitate to participate in the forums because you happened to encounter one or two who feel the need to control your style.

 

Personally, I picked up several useful ideas from the content of the replies to your question. Thank you for posting!

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post #11 of 26

I never get involved in the drama on this site, but lately it's getting ridiculous. I didn't realize that this was a place for spelling or writing critics. I always thought it was a place to share with and learn from other decorators. Get over yourself. Why comment if your just going to tear someone apart? GEEEEEEZ!

post #12 of 26

I have done many, many leopard butter cream cakes.   Here's how I do it...........first I airbrush my cake egg yellow and let it dry...completely.  Then I go back and do the black lines.   I used like a 4 tip...just make sure they are close together.   Then I went back in and used brown butter cream and filled in.    By the time I got them all done, I took a wet finger and went back and tapped each spot down.   THEN I did the bottom border.  

 

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post #13 of 26

Dawg..........sorry for the huge picture.     Didn't mean to send it life sizeicon_redface.gif

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post #14 of 26

Quadlette~

 

I upped my font for your eyes only

 

hope it's easier to read

 

xo

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post #15 of 26

@ddaigle - nice job on the cake, and great explanation!

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