Covering Round Cake With Wood Grain Fondant

Decorating By tal Updated 26 Jun 2014 , 8:18pm by -K8memphis

tal Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 5:40pm
post #1 of 4

I am asked to do a beer mug (wood grain style) and have no issue with the wood grain effect, but I am covering the cake in peanut butter buttercream, then covering in fondant. 


Opinions please.....should I:


1.  Cover round tier first, then make the impressions, paint, etc.?

2.  Make the impressions, then cover the round tier, then paint, etc.?

3.  OR, should I make the impressions, cut out the rectangular pieces of wood grain (fondant) and apply them separately like laying tile? 


Thank you all !

3 replies
-K8memphis Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 7:54pm
post #2 of 4

i vote #1 and you might want to consider modeling choco or use mc in combination with the fondant -- kneaded together 50/50 or so --


and after it is applied you need to act quickly to get your impressions in before it sets up --


best beer caking to you

tal Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 8:02pm
post #3 of 4

Oh, never mixed MC with fondant before......hmmmmm.....will have to research that one to see parts to parts.....certainly would taste great!  I normally use bought brand fondant......don't know if I could mix with it....



-K8memphis Posted 26 Jun 2014 , 8:18pm
post #4 of 4

i mix it with satin ice--  i make my mc though -- it's a nice product

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