ewashburn Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 7:21pm
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How can I make the sides of a cake look like bark?  The top needs to look like the rings of a tree.

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kazita Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 7:39pm
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AIs something like this helpful?

cakecentral.com/t/755473/aspen-tree-wedding-cake

cherrycakes Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 8:02pm
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If you are needing something less involved, I made a tree stump cake and just put chocolate ganache on fairly thick and dragged the end of the spatula through it for the bark. For the rings I piped different shades of brown/ivory buttercream and then used a Viva paper towel to smooth it out and press it together. Hope this helps!I made this for my husband's cousin's (who is a forester) birthday. Chocolate WASC with chocolate buttercream. The mushrooms are fondant sprinkled with cocoa.

ewashburn Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 10:21pm
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Thanks for the post

kazita Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 10:29pm
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If you are needing something less involved, I made a tree stump cake and just put chocolate ganache on fairly thick and dragged the end of the spatula through it for the bark. For the rings I piped different shades of brown/ivory buttercream and then used a Viva paper towel to smooth it out and press it together. Hope this helps![URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/1406948/]I made this for my husband's cousin's (who is a forester) birthday. Chocolate WASC with chocolate buttercream. The mushrooms are fondant sprinkled with cocoa. [/URL]

Cute cake, nicely done.

klhoward42 Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 10:40pm
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I made one using fondant ! It was actually one of my first cakes with fondant! I put the fondant on the cake and then with a sculpting tool made the grooves and bark! The rings I used the alcohol/ color method and painted the rings! I used different circle cutters to make the original sizing marks!!

 

kazita Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 10:50pm
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I made one using fondant ! It was actually one of my first cakes with fondant! I put the fondant on the cake and then with a sculpting tool made the grooves and bark! The rings I used the alcohol/ color method and painted the rings! I used different circle cutters to make the original sizing marks!![URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2969193/] [/URL]

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2969194/] [/URL]

Another nicely done cake.....beautiful.

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