How Do I Make A Standing Coral Reef? Help Please

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sweetcakes75 Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 6:21pm
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How do I make a standing Coral reef out of royal icing ? Any suggestions..
I am doing a beach theme wedding cake.

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zdebssweetsj Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 6:36pm
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Trace out your design on paper and cover with wax paper, I use a light swipe of veg oil spray to help release them. after they have dried I use luster dust and alchol to paint them. I should have a picture posted. Good luck

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AKS Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:22pm
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Use candy melts and put them in a piping bag. Wiggle the bag as you pipe your design onto a parchment paper/waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze until solid.

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DinasSugarShack Posted 9 Sep 2012 , 9:33pm
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I printed off a picture of a Coral reef that I liked and put parchment paper on top of it. I traced the design with royal icing, going over the lines at least twice to make sure that it is sturdy enough. I also put a wooden skewer or dowel at the bottom of the sheet and piped over it as part of the coral reef, and that's what I used to insert the reef into the cake.
Hope this helps.


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Crazy-Gray Posted 10 Sep 2012 , 8:31am
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If you microwave bright coloured royal icing for short bursts you get big coral-like rocks, don't over zap it or it will burn and let it cool before you break the rocks apart- they'll be really crumbly but attach pretty well with fresh royal.
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TartletteTreats Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 3:07am
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Pipe the candy melts into a flat tray of sanding sugar, granulated sugar or sprinkles for a nice texture.

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