Woodgrain On Fondant?

Decorating By nicolesprinkle Updated 11 Jan 2012 , 6:49pm by MacsMom

nicolesprinkle Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:18am
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How do I get a woodgrain texture on m fondant without a texture mat or texture roller?

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twincakesanabelle Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:30am
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Hi, what I do, I color my fondant with a little bit of brown. Once you put it on your cake or if it is an item just go over it with a brush dipping it in the brown get and a little bit of water. It will be sticky. Let it air dry. You could view my cakes I have done two. I hope this helps.

Thiara Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:40am
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I first mimic wood dents and lines with a shaping tool. just random wiggly lines. Then I use americolor brown gel and vodka. I dont have to dye the fondant i just use white. Brush is first with a thicker wider brush then a second time with a thinner brush to make it darker and make some knots.

Below is a link to a sample.

http://picasaweb.google.com/thiarazapata/WineBottleCake#5369830737004826738

step0nmi Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:44am
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I have just used white fondant before. I took a little bit of my brown food coloring and mixed it with some vanilla or you could use lemon extract. I wiped it on the cake with a large brush and just kept going back and forth. Experiment a little bit with it...some parts will dry and when you go back over it with a bit more color you will start to get some type of build up to look like wood grain!

madgeowens Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 6:28am
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Buddy on cake boss uses browns and I think orange and paints the fondant then uses a swirling motion to make a wood knot look, and then a fan shaped brush to run thru it giving it a wood grain look. hth
you can look at his website for the episode where he did the casino roulette table, and it will show you...theyare on there at cakeboss.com

step0nmi Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 6:29am
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

Buddy on uses browns and I think orange and paints the fondant then uses a swirling motion to make a wood knot look, and then a fan shaped brush to run thru it giving it a wood grain look. hth
you can look at his website for the episode where he did the casino roulette table, and it will show you...theyare on there at .com




yes! this is sort of what I did. He made that look so easy and amazing! icon_biggrin.gif

nicolesprinkle Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 12:24am
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Thanks for all the great ideas!

autigger57 Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 4:43pm
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I usually use my shell fondant tool and brush lines into my fondant. I do swirl motions for the knots. Then I take brown gel color and depending on how light or dark I want it water it down and paintthe the gel color on the fondant. I do not tint my fondant. I start with white...icon_smile.gif I hope this is helpful. I posted a pic of where I used this technique.

HTH! icon_biggrin.gif

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1515017⊂=1515021

Musings9 Posted 8 Dec 2009 , 5:12pm
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I start with white and use a wide pastry brush, a small artist brush, Americolor dark brown and Wilton's clear vanilla. I mix the color in very small batches using varying droplets of vanilla depending on how dark I want a particular coat. I usually paint it several times, letting it air dry in between coats, until I get the look I want.

Cattie83 Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 4:38am
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You did an amazing job on the wood grain Thiara! I hope I can create the same look for my cake.

cupadeecakes Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 2:32pm
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Since it hasn't been mentioned yet, and I'm a sucker for using everyday things in my cake decorating, I'll add that I use a regular ol' fork to make my wood grain. I make long passes with all the tines of the fork, but I'll move the fork to make my lines wavy. In just a few passes it really starts to take on a really woodsy, distressed look. HTH!

Cattie83 Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 4:36pm
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I love the fact that you look for kitchen supplies to create various decorating looks. That would be a great idea for me. The more money I can save the better. I am going to use the a fork to create the wood grain look. Hopefully it will look good

alliecakes82 Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 5:59pm
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There is a quick tutorial on YouTube that I looked at "How to make gumpaste look like wood", it was really helpful. She used airbrush colors, which is what I ended up using as well...diluted with vodka. I would imagine gel colors would work just as well. You need only a tiny bit of color added to the vodka (practice on a piece of paper before adding - browns, yellow, orange, and black if you need it really dark). When you are painting with what is essentially tinted alcohol, the alcohol evaporates rather quickly, so everytime you go over the same spot, it "pulls" the color and creates a wood effect. Making grooves in the fondant prior to painting makes the effect even more pronounced, if that's what you are looking for. Good luck!

Allie

MacsMom Posted 11 Jan 2012 , 6:49pm
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Originally Posted by Thiara

I first mimic wood dents and lines with a shaping tool. just random wiggly lines. Then I use americolor brown gel and vodka. I dont have to dye the fondant i just use white. Brush is first with a thicker wider brush then a second time with a thinner brush to make it darker and make some knots.

Below is a link to a sample.

http://picasaweb.google.com/thiarazapata/WineBottleCake#5369830737004826738




Ditto. You can use the edge of a butter knife to create a wavy pattern, too.

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