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Foaming or bubbling effect with fondant.

post #1 of 14
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Hi, I'm making a science beacon out of fondant to go on a science themed cake and would like to have bubbles or foam coming out of the top of the beacon. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can manipulate fondant into looking like foam or bubbles. I know I could just make simple round balls as bubbles but I'm looking for something more realistic looking. Thanks ☺
post #2 of 14

There's a recipe for gelatine balls in the recipe section, maybe you can make tiny ones and have them rolling down the side?

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post #3 of 14
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Thanks (:
post #4 of 14
Can you blow bubbles in melted gelatin (like blowing bubbles in your milk when you were a kid) to get a realistic foam look?
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post #5 of 14
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Hmm that would probably work... But perhaps not hygienic as it will be an edible part of the decorations.
post #6 of 14
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Can you blow bubbles in melted gelatin (like blowing bubbles in your milk when you were a kid) to get a realistic foam look?
Would you eat something that someone else had blown bubbles in? Seems a bit gross to me.
If you are able to add the "foam" shortly before the cake will be served you could just use stabilized whipped cream. (You could even tint it with a bit of colour.)
post #7 of 14
You could use an air compressor from an airbrush.
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post #8 of 14
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You could use an air compressor from an airbrush.
Thank you! lol I didn't think of that at all; I was totally picturing the "little kid blowing bubbles in milk" and the thought of it on a cake made me gag a little!
post #9 of 14
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I don't own an air compressor or brush icon_sad.gif I'll try the gelatine balls above
post #10 of 14
There are other ways to inject air... Even a turkey baster would work.
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post #11 of 14

Go to the kids section at most stores and get the water balloons with the little pump included.  Less than $5.  There is how you can blow your bubbles.

post #12 of 14
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fondant balls rolled in pearl lustre powder worked fine for the bubbles and I used white royal icing as foam and for the bubbles to adhere too :) ( as pictured in the white beaker at the back)

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post #13 of 14

Hey Angel I just saw your finished cake!  The bubbles look awesome!  Wonderful job! :grin:

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post #14 of 14
Great! Love it!!
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