Tree Bark

Decorating By twizazcute Updated 2 Sep 2009 , 1:13am by txnonnie

twizazcute Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 9:43pm
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We need to make a tree stump cake and are having a VERY hard time making the tree bark look good. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have included a picture of what they want the bark to look like, we just can't seem to figure out how to do it.

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Rylan Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 11:46pm
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You can pipe buttercream around the cake and shape it. Paint it with different shades of brown. You can also use fondant on the sides, sculpting it to make it more realistic. Painting it with chocolate works too.

cherrycakes Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 12:27am
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I recently made a tree stump and I found that the most realistic bark was made by putting on chocolate buttercream with a knife (a fairly thick layer) and then dragging the knife through the icing.

Molly2 Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 12:32am
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Wow I love your cakes

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txnonnie Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 1:13am
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Haven't done it, but I would think you could put mounds of fondant against the iced cake then cover all with a sheet of fondant. Then you could shape the bark and paint.

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