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Topic: Birch bark look
lovegrace 06/28/2009 9:51 PM
Does anyone know how to get "birch bark" look on white fondant? I'm guessing I just streak it with brown/black gel color? Any tips?
MARIE J 06/28/2009 10:00 PM
I think I read somewhere (don't remember where though ) that one of those woodgrain tools from the DIY store to get the texture, & then the color can be either painted on, or you can color the fondant
lovegrace 06/28/2009 10:05 PM
Shoot, I don't have a woodgrain tool and the cake is for tomorrow morning.
MARIE J 06/28/2009 10:24 PM
What about using the blunt side of a knife to make the woodgrain?
lovegrace 06/28/2009 10:30 PM
One thought- is this going to turn mouths brown/black?
lovegrace 06/28/2009 10:35 PM
I tried the blunt side of a knife and I tried toothpicks dipped in brown. Then painted on watered down brown. Looks decent, but not sure if it's great. Thanks anyway ladies!
mmumsie 06/28/2009 10:41 PM
What about a decorating comb?
lovegrace 06/28/2009 10:43 PM
What's a decorating comb? Forgive my ignorance!
Jeanne G 06/28/2009 11:09 PM
Is this the look you are going for?

http://www.cakesoutsidethebox.com/birch%20bark.jpg
lovegrace 06/29/2009 12:13 AM
Wow! Great cake! Just got done and did sort of the same thing. Cake looks really nice, hope they like it tomorrow! Thanks for the help - again!!
Jeanne G 06/29/2009 12:14 AM
And you are going to post a picture, right?
lovegrace 06/29/2009 10:20 AM
They LOVED the cake and will have 4 tiers the same look for their September wedding. So happy!!!

Thanks for the help!
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Jeanne G 06/29/2009 10:44 AM
Great job! Can't wait to see the whole cake!
mmumsie 06/29/2009 1:29 PM
Fantastic! It really looks like bark. I guess a decorating comb wouldn't work. Lovegrace, just for future referrence, here is a comb. http://slice-heaven.com/store/show/35-1446
MARIE J 06/30/2009 7:38 AM
lovegrace - that looks fantastic !!
Carpentergirl 06/30/2009 9:18 AM
wow Jeanne, talk about in your face cake pic! lol Great job Lovegrace!