I want to make a fall themed cake I am hoping to make it look like a wood bucket and I want to use brown fondant. Has anyone done this and how do I get it to look like wood?
I just created a fall themed cake today. I will upload a picture for you to see. I fist covered the cake in white fondant. Then I cut fondant stripes that I placed on the cake. "Painted" it with a mixture of gel paste food color and alcohol. Made brown fondant that I then wrapped around cake to create a bucket effect.
That sounds awesome!!!What a great idea! Thank you : ) I can't wsit to see the pic
I saw this video the other day. It isn't a bucket, but a fence. I think you could get the same effect though.
I made a barrel and I mixed dark and light brown fondants but didn't fully mix them so they were swirled. I rolled it out thin and cut into 1 in strips and applied them to the cake slightly overlapping and trimmed with strips of dark gray fondants...I think it's in my pics
I just realized I told you the wrong thing...I didn't use fondant, I actually used 50/50 gumpaste and fondant mixture
I have also had really good luck with using a medium brown fondant scored to look like planks, and then using a dark brown dust brushed along it. If you've made shallow scores to look like wood grain, the dust just sticks in them enough to make it look fairly real.
Thanks for the awesome ideas! I will post pics if it works for me : )