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post #16 of 20
I just piped blobs of icing in weird patterns using a large round tip (probably #10), then smooshed it down with a Viva towel.

I think the worse your blobs are, the better it might come out in the end.

(Sorry, I can't think of why your colors might be separating from the icing).
LL
post #17 of 20
I just did a camo cake on Tuesday. I didn't pipe on mine. Well, I did, but then I started over because I just couldn't see how I would get all of the lines out. DH wanted me to outline a pattern, but I didn't, and I think it was easier that way.

I just used an angled spautla, dropped a blob toward the center, spread it out a little (without making it perfectly smooth), wiped off the spatula, picked up color #2, dropped it next to the first blob, spread it out, repeat with color #3. Soon, I was working with one color for a while before having to switch to another color. I used toothpicks to help the icing get into tight spots. It was not smooth once it was all covered, but the buttercream was mostly even. I then used the Viva papertowels to smooth it.

Oh, and I used Wilton Gel Colors, too. The only Americolor I used was black (yellow and black, med. green and black, med & dark green and black.

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post #18 of 20
Have you finished up your cake yet? I've been waiting to hear what, if anything you did to it, and how it turned out.

I also want to let you know that it happens all the time that I'll be picking apart my cake because I know all the mistakes, but by morning when I'm looking at it as a whole, I find that I like how it turned out.
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by cownsj

it happens all the time that I'll be picking apart my cake because I know all the mistakes, but by morning when I'm looking at it as a whole, I find that I like how it turned out.



thumbs_up.gif me too! when it's 3am and i have been looking at the cake for waaaay too long, it's hard to be objective
post #20 of 20
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Hey ya'll, I ended up texting her at the last minute and asking if she minded if i covered it in fondant. Im attaching a pic of it. U can see where the fondant settled a little cause I had soo much buttercream underneath. Thanks for all your comments : )
LL
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