How To Achieve This Wood Grain Look?

Decorating By mookamoo Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 7:08pm by klutzy_baker

mookamoo Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:33pm
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Hi, does anyone know what they did to achieve this wood grain look. I had to put a link. Photo does not show up.

http://weddings.theknot.com/Real-Weddings/70754/detailview.aspx?STOPREDIRECTING=TRUE&type=3&colors=Black-and-White&Wedding+Details=Cake&id=70754">Wood Grain Wedding Cake</a>

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FlourPots Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:43pm
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The link doesn't lead to a cake photo.

jamiekwebb Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:45pm
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perhaps they are chocolate panels.... IDK

icer101 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:58pm
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Is it a wood grain look on fondant, chocolate ,etc. Let us know.

zespri Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:10pm
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I can't see your link either, but will give my advice assuming you are talking about fondant, try this:
Start with brown fondant, make your shape. Use a modelling tool to scrape some wood grain looking lines onto it, then use some watered down brown gel to paint over top of it. If it's too dark, just use water on a paintbrush to remove some of it. I used that method for the wooden bit on my beehive cake.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1849279

I have also seen people take several different shades of brown, smoosh them together and roll them out for a different kind of look.

mookamoo Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:14pm
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i changed the link...i hope it works now

mookamoo Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:17pm
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zespri..thank you for the wood tip....its a different kind od look. Sorry I cant seem to get a photo to work. I am still working on it.

FlourPots Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:20pm
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Is this it?

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mookamoo Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:30pm
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Yes, yes, yes.....thank you!!! I dont know how you did that, but thank you!

FlourPots Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:35pm
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You're welcome...sorry I can't help with the actual technique.

aprilismaius Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:45pm
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i am pretty sure the martha stewart wedding cake book goes over the faux bois technique is pretty good detail. i would start there!

divinecc Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:46pm
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Looks like it's printed on an edible sheet????

fruitsnack Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:52pm
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Someone else provided this link when I asked earlier this week about a different wood technique - does this help?

http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/chocolate-faux-bois-cupcake?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/fancy-cupcakes2#slide_8

medusas_touch Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:52pm
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Maybe split your fondant into three sections and colour to your desired colours. Roll into logs and place them together. Fold the lengths in half together, roll flat with a rolling pin amd repeat until you get your desired effect. HTH, I really hope I explained this properly for you. icon_redface.gif

zespri Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:55pm
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I think you mean something like this?
http://www.howtobaker.com/recipes/frostings-fillings/fondant-wood-staining-effect/

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Originally Posted by medusas_touch

Maybe split your fondant into three sections and colour to your desired colours. Roll into logs and place them together. Fold the lengths in half together, roll flat with a rolling pin amd repeat until you get your desired effect. HTH, I really hope I explained this properly for you. icon_redface.gif


medusas_touch Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:57pm
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Yeah, that would be it. I couldn't find the link and had only a vague memory on how to do it. Thanks.

zespri Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 9:57pm
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That's good thinking! You could use something like this:
http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?productId=631659



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Originally Posted by divinecc

Looks like it's printed on an edible sheet????


GrandmaG Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 10:09pm
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Yes, I think they're chocolate transfer sheets also. icon_smile.gif

Jmob Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 11:01pm
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I watched a tutorial on how to do this once and can't find the site but you would take the 3 colors of fondant that you would like to use. Use half of the amount of fondant used as your base color and 1/4 of two other colors. Roll out all three colors into a sausage link and stack the two smaller amounts on top of each other and lay next to the larger roll. Then roll it into one sausage link. Then Twist 6 times then lay it to form a z fold both sides and roll into a sausage link again. Repeating 4 times. Then flatten it with rolling pin. Here you can use something to make a zig zag line or whatever form to achieve whatever affect you would like. then rolling pin to flatten.

CarrotJockey Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:06am
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http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/recipe/making-chocolate-woodgrain

Hope that helps. icon_biggrin.gif I found my woodgrain rocker at Sherwin Williams.

mookamoo Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:18am
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I think that's it....the acetate sheets. I guess you just switch the white choc so that it s in the back ground. I Havel those sheets and I think that I will get a chance to try it next week. I will try to post the results ...I'm not having luck uploading my photos here lately. Thank you for all of the ideas!

klutzy_baker Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:53pm
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I just found a youtube video a couple days ago that illustrates the woodgrain technique on Martha Stewart's site. I posted it on a different area, but I don't remember where.

If you think if would help, here it is:


divinecc Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 5:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by klutzy_baker

I just found a youtube video a couple days ago that illustrates the woodgrain technique on Martha Stewart's site. I posted it on a different area, but I don't remember where.

If you think if would help, here it is:





Very cool, I need to go find one of those tools! thumbs_up.gif

Rosie2 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:54pm
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Great info thank you to all!!!!

klutzy_baker Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by divinecc

Quote:
Originally Posted by klutzy_baker

I just found a youtube video a couple days ago that illustrates the woodgrain technique on Martha Stewart's site. I posted it on a different area, but I don't remember where.

If you think if would help, here it is:





Very cool, I need to go find one of those tools! thumbs_up.gif




I'm not sure if there's a Home Depot in your area, but I've seen the wood graining tool in my area. I'm going to have to try this in the near future icon_smile.gif

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