Tree Bark Technique

Decorating By Polkadot79 Updated 21 Nov 2009 , 4:21am by plbennett_8

Polkadot79 Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 8:04pm
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How do I get the icing to look like this tree stump?

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Polkadot79 Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 11:01pm
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Just bumping back up...any help??

damanda Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 11:17pm
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Wow!! I dont know but I want to know also.

drakegore Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 12:45am
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hard to tell, but the sides of the stump look like airbrushed cake, not icing or fondant, to me icon_smile.gif.

sewsweet2 Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 3:26am
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I just did a stump cake this past weekend. Ihad four bowls of buttercream icing that I colored dark brown, a little lighter dark brown, a dark gray and a gray. I let the icing set overnight to darken. I then put large spoonfuls of the colored icing in to a bowl and slightly mixed them with spoon. Then I put the muddled (yes it didn't look too pretty) into a 16" pastry bag with a #21 tip. I then piped up and down the side of the cake, never doing a straight line. Sometimes I would pipe in a circle and then around it. After getting all the way around the stump, I took a paper towl and smashed down the piping slightly in places. Real bark on some evergreens have a rough look to the bark yet it is kind' of smooth too.

KateLS Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 3:45am
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It kinda looks like after it crusted a bit, that they put something like plastic wrap on it with it having its creases and such and let it take its imprints. And then using, say, a gumpaste tool to make the circles and stuff. Maybe?

plbennett_8 Posted 21 Nov 2009 , 4:21am
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Fondant... Crusted, scratched with a fork and airbrushed... icon_smile.gif

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