Can I Get A Woodgrain Effect With Buttercream?

Decorating By Spectra Updated 4 May 2010 , 4:37pm by Spectra

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Spectra Posted 3 May 2010 , 10:12pm
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So I want to make a hockey stick cake for a friend, and she wants to do it with chocolate buttercream. I was thinking of making a really dark chocolate buttercream and a lighter chocolate. Then ice the whole cake in light chocolate, put strips of dark chocolate down the length of it, then go over it with a spatula to smooth it out. My question is will this make it look REALLY bad or really cool?? Wondering if anyone has some great tips to make this effect with buttercream.


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jobueno Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:02pm
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Spectra, i don't think the BC idea will work to well without becomming a sloppy mess. You can do this with chocolate in a much better way. The concept is the same just marble some chocolate and you can use a Christmas stocking cookie cutter to pour it in. when it's almost set remove the cutter and trim the end of the hockey stick.

Maybe someone else here will come along with a better idea.

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ddaigle Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:20pm
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I have done woodgrain with buttercream. After I ice the cake, I take a wide paint brush and "paint" the buttercream. I makes a really cool wood grain effect. It looks best when done with white buttercream, then airbrushed brown. I have a pirate ship in my gallery that I used the technique with.

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amysue99 Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:36pm
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You can also gently drag a fork through the icing before it sets. Go in horizontal, overlapping lines.

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cakebaker1957 Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:33pm
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I was thinking the fork deal, the paint brush sounds really cool , I will have to remember this icon_smile.gif

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vlk Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:39pm
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I just did this on a cake (Basketball Court)... go to the Paint Store and get the Roller with the Wood Grain effect. Should be in the "faux" finish section ~ Mine came in a 4 inch wide roller, it was .. TA DA !!!



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Spectra Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:37pm
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Awesome tips everyone! Thanks so much!

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