Does anyone know of a way to get a woodgrain effect on buttercreme Icing?
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You could try airbrushing or hand painting the wood grain effect.
here is a link to some photos of cakes that have woodgrain effect. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=woodgrain&album=-&search_user=
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I made woodgrain on a tiki cake and a teacher's appreciation cake, and what I did was apply a layer of buttercream, smooth it, and then used the straight edge back of my butterknife to make the wood. I put the Viva towel over the area of the cake that I was working on and then lightly applied pressure to the knife to obtain the pattern that I wanted. Look in my pics and you'll see what I mean.
I colored some of the buttercream a darker brown and piped it ontop of the lighter color in lines and smoothed it out. HTH.