I have to make a wedding cake in the shape of a coffin (weird, I know, but it's for a funeral director). He wants it to be very realistic so I have to make the fondant look like polished oak. Does anyone have any idea how to get the wood grain effect?
I'd appreciate any advice you can give me.
People have different ways of getting a wood grain effect. you can use a mixture of white and brown fondant and roll them together into a marble like effect then roll, cover and paint that with different colors, brown n orange to get the wood color.
you can use a wood grain impression mat. i found one in Michaels that came in a set of 3 textured mats made by Duff
You can cover your cake with brown fondant and score it like wood and then paint over that to enhance the look
I have seen where someone used a fan brush to get a woodgrain look as well. You can get one of those in the art dept in Michaels, Hobby Lobby etc.
Oh and for the shiny effect, of course, ppl use different techniques but these are the ones I use:
Brush your fondnat project with vegetable oil, Confectioners Glaze or you could steam it (haven't done this one yet)
I bought a faux wood grain roller (Martha Stewart brand) from Home Depot. I roll it in brown powder color mixed with vodka & drag it across slightly dried fondant. Hth!
I needed the samething for a half pipe and my pics are on my page but i rolled out gum paste and then drew the lines that I wanted to show then took airbrush paint with a brush and panted it with black and brown and i loved the look. I found a video on the net on how to do it and it looked so real. I hope this helps.