Realistic Water.. Please Help!

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CallMeBettyCrocker Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 5:38pm
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I'm making a fairy themes cakes & wanted to make a "pond" to sit the fairies by.. how can I get a realistic water look? WAnted to make the sugar glass (not sure if that's the right name).. where u boil the sugar I think but not sure how to do it exactly. Any tips would b appreciated. Thanks icon_smile.gif

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Transformergirl Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 11:44pm
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You could always use blue pipping gel.

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Tinacakes Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:00am
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I would go for tinted piping gel, looks really good as water

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cookiemama2 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:21am
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I'm no help with the "sugar glass" but I have used a blue fruit roll up for water. icon_smile.gif

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lorieleann Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:31am
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the isomalt pond would be quite lovely. I did a fairy cake (in my photos) with her sitting next to a waterfall. I did ruffles of blue fondant going vertically down the side.

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momtofourmonkeys Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:47am
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White buttercream with blue tinted piping gel on top. I have done several cakes with water using this effect. Works like a charm.

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threeforhim Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 1:04am
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I've used piping gel with blue color in it many times for water. It looks terrific and realistic. When you make waves and ripples they stay. You can add a bit of white color to make caps if you didn't want to change back to buttercream. I've even colored the gel a brownish green color when I made a catfish cake since it would've been caught from a river. (Around here that means brown/green very murky water, though the gel wasn't so murky - it was great!).

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Cakegirl313 Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 6:40pm
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I would color a piece of fondant blue and lay it down where you needed it and then tint some pipping gel a very light blue to put over the top of it. This way you don't have to tint the gel so much.

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kearniesue Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 6:56pm
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I do light blue BC and then a little darker blue gel. Then, I add some white butter cream for caps. Here's a pic of how it turned out

I think it looks pretty realistic. GL!


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jennajane Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 3:35pm
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I also went with blue fondant and blue tinted piping gel.

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