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post #16 of 47

Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I have a question....might be a stupid one but what do you mean by "lighter pressed them into the large piece of fondant". I am not sure what you mean by lighter pressed?? I am assuming it's a form of technique that makes it have that ribbed effect around the snake??
 

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Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I have a question....might be a stupid one but what do you mean by "lighter pressed them into the large piece of fondant". I am not sure what you mean by lighter pressed?? I am assuming it's a form of technique that makes it have that ribbed effect around the snake??
 


I think that is merely a type and it should read.....   LIGHTLY pressed

 

Ribbed effect could be achieved quite simply with a toothpick

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post #18 of 47

Thanks so much! That's what I thought too but wasn't sure if it was some kind of technique that I have never seen. I am new here on Cake Central but I am addicted already! Hahaha. Love how there seems to be answers to everything. Not sure how I've done some cakes without this site. :)  Thanks for your help!!
 

post #19 of 47

i haven't worked much with fondant, but this cake inspires me! thanks for the fab tutorial!

post #20 of 47
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Hi Denise,

How did you do the curling of the bark on your cake? I have to make one of these cakes this weekend and the bride really wants the curling bark on the cake......and I have no idea how to do it. Can you help please??

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I know this is late, but seeing from the picture, you can probably do the curling bark from modeling chocolate (Craftsy class) or gumpaste that was cut and curved with something like toilet paper roll and left to dry, then painted to match the stump. It doesn't look all that complicated.

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post #21 of 47

This is a method I developed for myself after many months of experimentation.  This one cake is my most requested and I've been told that no one can do it quite like I do, so I hate to be The Grinch but I'm not ready yet to divulge the secret.  Just think "extra strong gumpaste" and you should be fine.

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This is a method I developed for myself after many months of experimentation.  This one cake is my most requested and I've been told that no one can do it quite like I do, so I hate to be The Grinch but I'm not ready yet to divulge the secret.  Just think "extra strong gumpaste" and you should be fine.

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post #23 of 47

Love this cake, thank you so much for sharing!!

 

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post #24 of 47

OK dumb question, but what coloring do you use for the white?

post #25 of 47

I don't quite know what you mean.  The base of the cake is plain old white fondant - marshmallow fondant.  Is that what you mean.

post #26 of 47
The white food coloring , what kind is it? Thanks
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I think it's totally fine to keep methods to yourself!! And there's more than one way to skin a, well, you know. icon_smile.gif

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:P  It was nice to see that you were looking at the photo and reasoning out how it could be done without someone having to spoonfeed it one bit at a time. ♦ Good For you ♦

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post #28 of 47

Sorry, I never used white food coloring on my birch bark cake. 

post #29 of 47

Thank you so much for posting this.... It definitelty gives me a place to start!!!! I really appreciate the detail you put into your post and I am grateful for your thoughtfulness in posting to help others. I cant wait to try this out! I will post pictures as soon as I can. Thank you again. 

 

And CamilleBianca- I completely agree , everyone does things differently and we each have our own process. Its all in the outcome and making our clients happy !

post #30 of 47
Just thought I would add that you can change the colouring to get a cherry bark
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