I would like to attempt making the wooden barrel bath tubs. I can't seem to find an impression or mold to achieve the wooden look. Any suggestions? Now that was a silly question cuz everyone on here is more than helpful and full of great ideas. Thanks in advance.
I am curious about this too!
I just use a butter knife. I don't press too hard into the fondant, just enough to leave the wood grain look. Deeper for the panel separators, and lighter for the random line pattern in-between.
thanks, that was my idea but it just seemed too easy. I am going to give it a whirl.
i have used a toothpick to "scratch" the fondant to make the wood grain, in addition to not completely mixing in brown food coloring so that the color is a little marble-ized. I have made a couple of "wooden" sign posts and a wooden tub cake (in my photos) where I have used a combination of these things.
I have one in my pics. It's a shoe and shoebox sitting on a hardwood floor. For the wood, I mixed 1/2 white fondant with 1/2 ivory and a little bit of copper. I put them next to each other and made a "wringing" motion (like you are trying to wring out a towel). Don't overmix because you want to be able to see the different colors. Roll it out and then lightly paint over it with a mix of clear vanilla (or vodka) and brown food coloring. The brush strokes will give the appearance of wood grain. HTH
thanks, another question...I have not yet figured out how to view a certain member's pic's only. Is there a trick????
You can view a member's pics by clicking on the little button at the bottom of their response that says photos. You can also find them in the members list
I do pretty much the same thing to do wood grain. I use a the small end of a veining tool and just lightly pull it through the fondant in random patterns to resemble woodgrain. I then let the fondant dry and then paint it with gel color mixed with everclear. I have made an outhouse, dog house and hardwood floor using this method.