"painting" A Cake Board

Decorating By KaraCakes Updated 21 Apr 2008 , 4:48pm by tiptop57

KaraCakes Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 4:15pm
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I have seen on TV (like Ace of Cakes) and other places where they "paint" the cake board to look like wood. How is this done? They have also painted fondant like wood. What is used? And how? I know you guys know this secret.

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tiptop57 Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 4:25pm
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Welcome to the board!

Here is a wood grain tute for you. http://www.ladycakes.com/woodgrain_board.htm


KaraCakes Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 4:32pm
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That was very helpful, and I will definitely use it... however, it's not really what I was asking. I have seen where they just paint on color with a paintbrush, and it looks like wood just by how the color is lighter and darker shades from being brushed on. They don't actually texture the fondant at all. It's all with color. Now from what I can tell, I might get this same effect just by using the Americolors and mixing them with alcohol. Do you agree?

tiptop57 Posted 21 Apr 2008 , 4:48pm
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Karacakes - they did use a paint brush with food color and brush on this fondant. As for the Ace of Cakes, I don't watch it so I am not sure what you mean by painting the board, as I use fondant on all my boards and I would paint on the wood grain as in the tute I provided. Also you may want to check out Colette Peters books I know one of her recent ones has a wood box.

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