Wood Effect Icing

Decorating By Tangolilly Updated 10 Feb 2012 , 12:32am by tboysmom

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Tangolilly Posted 4 Feb 2012 , 3:33pm
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Hi everyone,

I have to make a wedding cake in the shape of a coffin (weird, I know, but it's for a funeral director). He wants it to be very realistic so I have to make the fondant look like polished oak. Does anyone have any idea how to get the wood grain effect?

I'd appreciate any advice you can give me.

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msthang1224 Posted 4 Feb 2012 , 4:04pm
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People have different ways of getting a wood grain effect. you can use a mixture of white and brown fondant and roll them together into a marble like effect then roll, cover and paint that with different colors, brown n orange to get the wood color.

you can use a wood grain impression mat. i found one in Michaels that came in a set of 3 textured mats made by Duff

You can cover your cake with brown fondant and score it like wood and then paint over that to enhance the look

I have seen where someone used a fan brush to get a woodgrain look as well. You can get one of those in the art dept in Michaels, Hobby Lobby etc.


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msthang1224 Posted 4 Feb 2012 , 4:06pm
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Oh and for the shiny effect, of course, ppl use different techniques but these are the ones I use:

Brush your fondnat project with vegetable oil, Confectioners Glaze or you could steam it (haven't done this one yet) icon_smile.gif

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ajwonka Posted 5 Feb 2012 , 1:57am
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I bought a faux wood grain roller (Martha Stewart brand) from Home Depot. I roll it in brown powder color mixed with vodka & drag it across slightly dried fondant. Hth!

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tboysmom Posted 10 Feb 2012 , 12:32am
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I needed the samething for a half pipe and my pics are on my page but i rolled out gum paste and then drew the lines that I wanted to show then took airbrush paint with a brush and panted it with black and brown and i loved the look. I found a video on the net on how to do it and it looked so real. I hope this helps.

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