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post #16 of 22

Bakeawish... love it!  Is it buttercream?  How did you do it?  Thanks.



post #17 of 22

These are the supplies you need for the technique I came up ith,





light brown



2 inch chip brush..these are the el cheapo kind with kinda stiff bristles

royal icing

some white powdered food coloring I got mine at a local baking supply store

teeny bit of black food coloring

ivory food coloring

bamboo skewer


cover cake in black fondant


make your branchy nubs and blend in with gumpaste tool damp paint brush etc.



I kind of marbled my tan and light brown fondant together then started with a small ball and "snaked" alternating colors in a pinwheel pattern then roll out to get a tree ring effect for the tops of the tiers.


then I made a snake of black fondant and rolled it thin and wrapped it around the upper edge of the cake and blend it in to give it that little "lip: that sticks up and hides the edge of your tree rings.

I had two small containers of thinned royal icing one colored l ivory and one light grey with the powdered white coloring to make it opaque  i did an undercoat of the ivory brushed on basically just hold the brush against your cake and spin your turn table so the grooves go horizontally I did a very thin coat just to give it a warm undertone. Once that sets up a bit it set, I coated it with the light grey..then I dry brushed it a bit with the powderd white color then carve it and and the bark nicks with a bamboo skewer.  I saw somehwere that the original was done with a chocolate wrap..but that option was not available for me to use at my bakery..Hope this helps you I would definitley play with the technique ona small cake dummy first to get the results you want .:o)

post #18 of 22


I just had a bride send me the same picture for this cake.  Did you have any luck?  If so, will you please send me some advice?  Thanks!!

post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi Brandy! I posted a step by step tutorial of what I did here icon_smile.gif

I hope that helps!!
post #20 of 22
Can I put a cake in the fridge for a day after putting. Fondant on it
post #21 of 22
This is my attempt at this cake with bc and airbrush.
post #22 of 22
Looks great!
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