Wood Grain Cake Board Tutorial

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This is a really quick tutorial showing how I made the wood grain effect on this cake board.

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Colour enough fondant to cover your cake board. I wanted a light shade of wood so I used yellow with just little bit of brown. I also did not completey work all the colour through, only partially so there are natural “wood-like” streaks in the fondant.

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Roll out fondant so its large enough to cover your cake board.

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Cover cake board with the fondant (I used edible glue). Trim edges so they are lovely and tidy.

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I have a wee wooden impression mat, I used it make random impressions all over the fondant. You may have a large one or if you don’t have one just use a Dresdon tool (or a knife or skewer) to make your own “wood-like” markings and impressions.

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I put an emphasis around the edge of the board as the centre is going to be covered in cake.

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Mark the wooden slots…or slats? …panels? you know what I mean, can you tell I have never drawn a straight line in my life! I guess you could use a ruler if you are really clever

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I used the flat end of a wooden skewer to make the little nail holes

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Mix brown gel colour with a wee bit of vodka to make a stain, using a pastry brush to paint the stain onto the fondant.

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Paint long strokes, (I put paper towels underneath to save a bit of mess)

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Using a bit of darker brown gel and a smaller brush, do some spot painting to create darker “woody” effects

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See!

 

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Taaa-daaa! A beautiful wood grain board, just let it dry then you can place your cake on it!

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