Best Technique For Bunny Fur?

Decorating By avgsuperheroine Updated 4 Sep 2008 , 6:51pm by sadiepix

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avgsuperheroine Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:24am
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I'm considering doing a bunnytown bunny head for my son's first birthday cake. I've only done eight cakes, and the couple that have been buttercream have been disasters--I'm much more comfortable with fondant.

So how should I try and get the fur to look slightly fur-like? It's not really a shaggy fur or smooth like felt, the bunnies are kind of fuzzy. Would buttercream work best?

I don't mind trying something I haven't done before and messing it up, but I thought it may help to get some insight on the right icing and the right type of technique to use.

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loves2bake Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 4:39am
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Maybe you could use the grass tip with the bc icing, just make short strokes. Also, I suggest trying the pattern on a plate of wax paper just to see if it's the look you want.

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sadiepix Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 6:51pm
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You could also use a coarse paintbrush on the BC icing using a stroke that pulls up at the end to draw the BC into little peaks and also makes a neat texture. I have used that for cats and dogs and liked the look.

Good luck!

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