Orange Texture

Decorating By Grytlappen Updated 20 Jun 2010 , 3:45pm by all4cake

Grytlappen Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 2:02pm
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Hi
I am about to make a cake with a live size orange on top as decoration.
How do I get the texture of the orange?

Unfortunately I don't have time to order any specialty mats or whatever so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

I've tried to search both here and the rest of the internet, but it's not easy to search for orange when it comes to cake decoration icon_smile.gif

Thanks
//Jessica

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minicuppie Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 2:28pm
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There are some wall texture samples that are great for stamping. Home Depot, Lowes any paint store will have them. I am not certain there is a dimpled one but may be what you are seeking. OBTW...totally not food safe...

ibmoser Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 2:53pm
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Try using a new scour pad - like the green 3-M scruffy pads that you use for dishes or whatever. You can get a similar texture with a bit of practice, and they are cheap and readily available. You can sometimes find coarse textured pads that are even better.

minicuppie Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:02pm
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Great tip! AND food safe!

Grytlappen Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:22pm
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Oh I never thought of trying a scour pad, I'll have to give it a try.
One of them must be orange-like, don't you think. ha ha

Texture samples was also a good tip, but better safe than sorry when it comes to food safe this time =)

Thanks guys

ngfcake Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:36pm
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You can also use a grater.

Look here: http://kuali.com/stepbystep/deco_1.asp

(scroll down)

HTH

all4cake Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:39pm
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fine side of a grater...just roll the 'orange' all over it.

the side on the left...that looks like pokey things sticking out (great for zesting and fine grinding (like for nutmeg))

http://www.asia-manufacturer.com/whousepic/a43/33793/pb_cdc71249267394.jpg

Grytlappen Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:42pm
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Now why didn't I think of that!
Genious, I'll have to try both a grater and the scour pad

all4cake Posted 20 Jun 2010 , 3:45pm
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you can also tape together a bunch of toothpicks and use them to stipple the texture....used that for texturing acorn caps...just don't do it as heavily for the citrus.

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