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How do I make a waterfall??

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I am making a beach party/luau cake for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary party next month. I want to do a three tier cake with a tiki hut on top, and I want to make a waterfall come from the top tier down the side of the cake into a pool on the baseboard. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? TIA!!!
post #2 of 9
Are you wanting a *real* waterfall or an icing waterfall? Piping gel over icing helps give a great wet look, looks very much like water if you airbrush it with blue and a touch of teal.
post #3 of 9
I used piping gel colored with royal blue on my waterfall--but it was a horseshoe shaped cake, therefore smaller. I think prterrell is right, though, about using a touch of teal to give it a more real water look. Just pipe it where you want it to go, being careful not to pipe too thick or it will just keep sliding down!!
post #4 of 9
I just made a 2 tier jungle cake with a waterfall. It is the first picture in my pics. I just tinted my icing the color of blue I wanted(it didn't take much) and then added some piping gel to it, maybe three Tbsps. The more piping gel you add the more of a wet look you will achieve. After I got the color I wanted I mixed in a little white icing to give the waterfall that white foamy look.
post #5 of 9
Hi! I did just such a cake for my twins 16th birthday last July!

Here's a pic and if you give me a couple of days, I can give you detailed intructions on how to do it! Hope you like it!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1242790

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post #6 of 9
I also did a jungle cake with a waterfall. I used blue colored buttercream. I piped it on using a coupler with no tip just to fill in the area. Then I went through with a spatula and spread it out. As I spread it, I would lift the spatula straight out to create more of a water look. Once you start playing with it you'll have no problem. It's fun icon_smile.gif
(The jungle cake is in my gallery if you'd like to see another example)
post #7 of 9
if you're using fondant, color it blue and sort of pool it at each tier. then put luster dust on parts to look like shiny water. i made one for my friend's baby shower last year, it's in my photos. it was based on this one by ailyn222 (which is perfect)

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=61312

just make sure to color your water dark enough, mine was too light and now it bothers me lol.
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post #8 of 9
Hi sweetsbycheryl,

I have a couple different cakes with waterfalls or water in them, in my photo album. I use piping gel mostly, because to me it looks so much like real water. All I do is add a very small amount of sky blue food color paste to the piping gel and then spoon it on the cake.

Tammy
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Thanks for all the suggestions- I think I will give the piping gel a go- You guys have some great pictures!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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