Leopard Print

Decorating By carolbby Updated 11 Jun 2008 , 10:32pm by gramofgwen

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carolbby Posted 9 Jun 2008 , 4:09pm
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Hello Everyone,
I've been asked to make a Leopard Print Graduation cake. I've never done the leopard print, but was wondering if I should make them out of bc or fondant? The cake will be iced with buttercream. What colors would ya'll suggest. Brown/Black and Tan are what I'm thinking. Anyone out there have suggestions or ideas?
All would be greatly appreciated.

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Mcgrace Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:00am
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I used a tan, orange/tan, brown, and balck and piped bc with star tip. took forever but looked great.

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littlecake Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 4:49am
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I do leopard print all the time...i use the airbrush...

base the cake in a golden yellow....shade the edges in brown....then do the spots in brownish black...then i put a clear glitter over it to really make it pop.

use a light hand...it really looks cool.

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puzzlegut Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 9:56pm
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Thanks for the info.

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gramofgwen Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 10:32pm
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I've done this a few times on buttercream. I ice the cake, smooth it, and then "paint" on the pattern, using a light hand, very soft paintbrush and a mixture of black petal dust mixed with lemon extract. Then I use a mixture of gold luster dust and lemon extract for the accents. I got a leopard print stencil at a craft store the first time I did this, but have done it freehand ever since.

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