I have been searching for a way to "create" the tree bark look for a wedding cake & haven't been successful.
I contacted my local cake decorating store for help. She didn't have anything, but suggested trying a "clay molding" mold. I've been searching for a mold ever since then. Unfortunately, I haven't found anything.
My only other thought would be to use a piece of flooring that has the wood grain look to it ... laying a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper on top & then spreading chocolate on top to get the bark look.
I have found molds on line, but they won't get here in time
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Can't Amazon send something to you quickly? They are pretty good here in the UK. There is a wood grain imprint mat in shops but if your local ones do not stock it, it is not good to you. I recommend you print a photo of a plank and copy the wiggly shapes using your veining tool. It is really easy to do but you might have to do a few practice runs first on some unwanted fondant. Have a look at this link: http://mcgreevycakes.com/12-drummers-drumming-wood-cake-board-tutorial/ You will need to scroll down quite a bit to come to the tutorial. Good luck!
What kind of tree bark are you looking for? White Birch, or a typical brown-bark tree?
Here is a nice tutorial for a bark cake
I ordered mine from sugar delights and it looks like real wood! I don't know why this pic is sideways but, you can see the "wood"
I'm looking for birch tree bark .... this is my first attempt @ a wedding cake.
So the simpler the better.
You don't need a mold at all for birch...
Here's a great tutorial: http://www.cakecentral.com/forum/t/760582/birch-bark-tree-tutorial