Tree Trunk Cake

Decorating By MaryE1974 Updated 20 May 2013 , 7:31pm by sixinarow

MaryE1974 Posted 20 May 2013 , 3:59am
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I need to make a tree trunk cake. I have seen several pics and tutorials on tree trunk cakes, but I have not seen one for the style that I am needing to make (by the end of this week---eek!)

Most of the pics are for trunks that have rough bark.

The one I need to make is smoother. I have attached a pic. I would greatly appreciate any help. My cake will be covered in buttercream, not fondant.

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kazita Posted 20 May 2013 , 4:32am
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AI don't know if this will help or not but here's a thread talking about the same cake

southconft Posted 20 May 2013 , 4:51am
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AI'm kind of new at this meaning still many things to learn.. I want to say you should make a dark layer of icing then the blueish color. Then use some thing to pull across exposing the darker color that would be my thinking...good luck

sixinarow Posted 20 May 2013 , 7:29pm
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I did a birch bark cake with cream cheese frosting. There's different ways you can do it, I frosted a base color, let it crust and then frosted the top color. (You can't tell a big difference in the pic, but the base color was ivory and the top coat was white.) After it set, I went back and used my gumpaste pick tool to scrape off the bark lines that I wanted. Then I went back with food coloring and painted some of the lines even darker. I didn't spend much time on it since it for our anniversary, but it was something I wanted to try out and I was pretty pleased with how easy it turned out to be! :)  My husband and I didn't get to celebrate our anniversary this year, so we had a half-anniversary celebration instead. :) Birch bark made from cream cheese frosting with fondant leaves, branches and bride/groom birdies.

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