Making Fondant Look Like A Bulletin Board

Decorating By patty7276 Updated 2 Mar 2009 , 2:55pm by DianeLM

patty7276 Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:07pm
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am doing a cake this week to look like a bulletin board, using fondant. any suggestions on how to accomplish the look?

thanks,
patty

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veejaytx Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:19pm
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sugarwishes Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 12:48pm
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I've never made one but if I were going to I would take whatever size fondant it needs to be, color it to be a yellow-brown and use a toothpick to poke holes very close together to get that texture look of a bulletin board. HTH

veejaytx Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 1:47pm
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My oops, I was thinking about using an edible image to make a plaque when I read bulletin board. Please excuse my mistake.

DianeLM Posted 2 Mar 2009 , 2:55pm
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You mean like cork?

I wouldn't worry much about texture since cork bulletin boards are smooth.

I'd start with light brown fondant, then experiment with different things to damp blot with water. Sponge, cheesecloth, towel, whatever!

IMO, it's the color variation you're going for and getting fondant wet definitely changes it's color.

Maybe you could experiment with different liquids too, like alcohol to see what kind of effect they make.

Ooo! This is exciting! I can't wait to hear what works!

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