How To Give Fondant A Stone/gravel Texture.

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KJF1985 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 5:35pm
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I'm in the planning stages of my husbands birthday cake and am trying to figure out a simple way to give some fondant a stone or gravel texture. I know sometimes when painting a room people use balled up plastic bags for a faux finish. Could I do that and just go over it with a rolling pin?

Any other ideas?? Thanks!

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ajwonka Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 5:44pm
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Not knowing exactly what you are making. . .

There's a stone impression mat you can buy. Or if you want more of a brick look, I've used a wooden skewer to make the lines. I'd take some spare fondant and try different things until you are satisfied! Hth!

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KJF1985 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 5:55pm
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I saw that but I really don't need anything symmetrical (if that makes sense). I mainly don't want smooth fondant, just something "rough".

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TexasSugar Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 6:11pm
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What about sponging on it with butter cream or royal icing?

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dogwood Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 6:26pm
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After you roll out your fondant take a clean piece of styrofoam (the hard kind the florists use to put silk flowers in) and break it into to get a rough edge and then press that rough edge into the fondant. This creates a rough gravely texture on your fondant. I learned this technique in a Nick Lodge class that I went to.

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dogwood Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 6:28pm
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After you roll out your fondant take a clean piece of styrofoam (the hard kind the florists use to put silk flowers in) and break it into to get a rough edge and then press that rough edge into the fondant. This creates a rough gravely texture on your fondant. I learned this technique in a Nick Lodge class that I went to.

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KJF1985 Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by dogwood

After you roll out your fondant take a clean piece of styrofoam (the hard kind the florists use to put silk flowers in) and break it into to get a rough edge and then press that rough edge into the fondant. This creates a rough gravely texture on your fondant. I learned this technique in a Nick Lodge class that I went to.





Oh this is an awesome idea!!! I had thought about buttercream too but the overall look wasn't really what I was going for. I will definitely try this though!! Thanks a ton!

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ajwonka Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 3:08am
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Good tip, Dogwood! I'll have to try that!

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KJF1985 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:52pm
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This works really well...if you remember to do it BEFORE you put the fondant on the cake. Oops, my bad!

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