Which Way? First Barrel Cake.

Decorating By TabbieCakes Updated 7 Sep 2010 , 1:36pm by TabbieCakes

TabbieCakes Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 12:06pm
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Should I apply a sheet of fondant around my four layer cake, then "carve" in the wood grain and paint?

Should I try to do the wood grain and painting while fondant is flat, then apply the sheet?

Or, should I cut out the planks, grain, paint, let harden, and then apply?

Which would you do or how have you done it?

Thank you!

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VickeyC Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 12:36pm
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TabbieCakes, I am pretty new at all of this, but I cut my planks, grained, painted and let harden for just a little before I applied mine. That way it doesn't flop down at the top, but still flexible enough to curve with the cake. That is what worked for me. HTH

TabbieCakes Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 1:36pm
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Thanks VickeyC. Yeah, that sounds right to me. Hard enough so they don't flop, but soft enough to get a little curve and good appliability. Thanks icon_smile.gif I suspect I'm too new at this to try and apply a whole sheet vertically!

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