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Ba ba black sheep cake - how to do wool?

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Sleepstarved Thu 27-Feb-14 15:05:06

Ok, have bitten off more than I can chew with this one but am set on it now.
I thought I'd use black candy floss for the wool. It apparently it doesn't go black, just comes out grey.
So apart from just piping black buttercream in a rough, bumpy pattern, any suggestions?

woodrunner Thu 27-Feb-14 16:01:06

Lots of curly spirals of liquorice laces? (Though small children probably don't like liquorice
Lots of overlapping oreos?
You can get black royal icing which you could roll into curls
I love the idea of black candy floss, though. Can you not just keep adding food colouring until it gets really dark?

Perfectlypurple Thu 27-Feb-14 16:02:49

I did a sheep and used fondant icing and a cocktail stick to fluff the icing to look like wool.

sassytheFIRST Thu 27-Feb-14 16:03:57

Grated chocolate curls? I've done this, looked ok.

figgypuddings Thu 27-Feb-14 16:05:40

Ready made icing squished through a garlic press.

Funnyfoot Thu 27-Feb-14 16:08:25

Use sugar paste and one of these

It gives you spaghetti so you can curl it around to look like wool.

Funnyfoot Thu 27-Feb-14 16:10:08

Failing that use mini white marshmallows (yum) grin

Funnyfoot Thu 27-Feb-14 16:12:17

Sorry missed the bit where you said black in the OP!

FrankUnderwood Thu 27-Feb-14 16:16:27

royal icing, food coloured black, in a garlic press?

Bunbaker Thu 27-Feb-14 16:20:31

If you had some black buttercream you could use a grass nozzle with a piping bag.

Greenandcabbagelooking Fri 28-Feb-14 16:42:36

Put black ready roll icing through one of those playdough things that gives you hair?

Well washed, of course.

BellaVita Fri 28-Feb-14 16:45:25

I would go with what figgy said. Have done this before and it looked great.

Sleepstarved Sun 02-Mar-14 14:36:41

Garlic press is a great idea! Our's is broken though.
I could use the potato ricer couldn't I? That would get more done at a time.
Have also got some marshmallow fluff and some black food colouring spray coming to experiment with. Could also spray paint ordinary marshmallows too.

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